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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Functional Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 68 69 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.54% 0.13% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.15% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £295 - £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +14.66%  

Functional Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 629 646 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.32% 85.90% 79.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 366 342
Median daily rate £415 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (8.33%) Android
7 1 (8.33%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Cucumber

Functional Testing
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (8.33%) Calabash
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Genymotion
4 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Payments Test Manager
1 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripter
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Test Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) High Availability
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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