The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 55 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.52% 0.27% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.29% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 8
Average daily rate
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£383 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £200 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +22.50%
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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
729 691 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.16% 92.88% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 331 307
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 66 59
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £22.50 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 October 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) QA
4 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (25.00%) ISEB
5 4 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (18.75%) HND
6 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) PowerCenter
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Telerik
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (18.75%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Workflow
6 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) WatiN
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) PowerCenter
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) WatiN
3 1 (6.25%) Toad
3 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) V-Model
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) RUP
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) ISEB
4 3 (18.75%) HND
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Telerik
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica