Period
to 26 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 6 months to 26 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Functional Testing
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 98 89
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.37% 1.07% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.27% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 11
Milton Keynes median daily rate £240 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -20.00% +15.83%
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £299 £300 £325
% change year-on-year -0.42% -7.69% +10.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 936 1,334 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 87.56% 83.90% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 748 644
Milton Keynes median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +3.63% -
10th Percentile £240 £250 £265
90th Percentile £629 £550 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.53% +3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 44 22
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £20.88 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.63% -3.57% +4.15%
10th Percentile £13.25 £9.16 £8.81
90th Percentile £49.63 £17.50 £17.25
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.58 £14.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +83.28% -10.77% +8.33%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in Milton Keynes

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB

Functional Testing
Co-occurring 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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB