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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 56 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.95% 1.45% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.54% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 11
Average daily rate
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£380 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £420 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.07% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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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
771 712 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.00% 93.93% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 350 360
Average daily rate £368 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 57 53
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £23.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (16.67%) PowerCenter
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) PowerCenter
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Toad
1 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (8.33%) WatiN
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Telerik
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica