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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 55 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.81% 0.85% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.88% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £418 £290 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.96% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £334 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-58.82% +49.12%

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
568 678 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.21% 96.03% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 315 415
Median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 41
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.77 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) QA
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) OSCP
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) CHECK Team Leader
1 2 (28.57%) CHECK Team Member
1 2 (28.57%) CREST Certified
1 2 (28.57%) SANS
2 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Calabash
2 1 (14.29%) Appium
2 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
2 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Security 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Appium
2 1 (14.29%) Calabash
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) OAuth
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (14.29%) ETL
1 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CHECK Team Leader
1 2 (28.57%) CHECK Team Member
1 2 (28.57%) CREST Certified
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) OSCP
1 2 (28.57%) SANS
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP