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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 63 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.95% 0.26% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.28% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £79.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-58.99% +128.05%
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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
787 704 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 93.03% 91.43% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 365 209
Average daily rate £375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 9 (52.94%) Java
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) ISEB
4 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
6 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 3 (17.65%) eggPlant
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) iPad
7 3 (17.65%) Android
7 3 (17.65%) iPhone
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) CDMA
7 3 (17.65%) GSM
7 3 (17.65%) SAP BW
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) VBScript
7 3 (17.65%) VB
7 3 (17.65%) SAP
8 2 (11.76%) XML
8 2 (11.76%) HND
8 2 (11.76%) Windows

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) CDMA
1 3 (17.65%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SAP BW
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
3 1 (5.88%) PowerCenter
3 1 (5.88%) SAP BI
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) eggPlant
3 2 (11.76%) WatiN
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
2 3 (17.65%) iPhone
2 3 (17.65%) iPad
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
4 1 (5.88%) DTV
4 1 (5.88%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
2 3 (17.65%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) VBScript
2 3 (17.65%) VB
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) SAP
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Telerik
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) AppSense