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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 63 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.91% - 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% - 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£265 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £32.50
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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
728 672 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.67% 91.06% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 363 188
Average daily rate £365 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 63
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £17.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, 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 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 10 (50.00%) Java
3 9 (45.00%) Selenium
4 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) ISEB
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (20.00%) HP
7 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (15.00%) eggPlant
8 3 (15.00%) Workflow
8 3 (15.00%) iPad
8 3 (15.00%) WatiN
8 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Android
8 3 (15.00%) iPhone
8 3 (15.00%) CDMA
8 3 (15.00%) GSM
8 3 (15.00%) VBScript
8 3 (15.00%) VB
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
8 3 (15.00%) C#
8 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) CDMA
1 3 (15.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) PowerCenter
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) eggPlant
2 3 (15.00%) WatiN
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Toad
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) iPad
2 3 (15.00%) iPhone
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Workflow
2 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) ETL
3 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) VBScript
3 3 (15.00%) VB
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) HND
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Telerik
3 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) AppSense