The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 53 70 66
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.49% 0.44% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.46% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Median daily rate £358 £310 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.32% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £342 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
Tester
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
552 869 847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 90.79% 94.87% 96.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 403 477
Median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 53 67
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Milton Keynes region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Milton Keynes region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Milton Keynes region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Temenos
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Temenos T24
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 2 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Temenos T24
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Appium
3 1 (16.67%) Calabash
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Temenos
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP