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 26 June 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.

Functional Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 54 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 15 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.00% 0.92% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.10% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 6
Median daily rate £375 £190 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.36% -40.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £258 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  

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 637 547 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.82% 83.51% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 308 392
Median daily rate £400 £406 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) JIRA
2 13 (68.42%) Java
3 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
4 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (57.89%) TDD
5 10 (52.63%) SQL
6 9 (47.37%) Banking
6 9 (47.37%) Retail
6 9 (47.37%) Corporate Banking
6 9 (47.37%) Open Source
7 8 (42.11%) Calabash
7 8 (42.11%) Ruby
7 8 (42.11%) QA
8 7 (36.84%) VB
8 7 (36.84%) Windows
8 7 (36.84%) SOAP
8 7 (36.84%) Web Services
8 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
8 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
8 7 (36.84%) REST
9 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
10 5 (26.32%) Selenium
10 5 (26.32%) BDD
10 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (26.32%) SDLC
11 4 (21.05%) Apple Swift
11 4 (21.05%) Appium
11 4 (21.05%) Mobile App

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
1 3 (15.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Redis
2 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) JIRA
2 8 (42.11%) Calabash
3 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
3 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
4 5 (26.32%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) Appium
5 4 (21.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (21.05%) Bitbucket
5 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.79%) GitLab
6 3 (15.79%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (15.79%) Mocha
6 3 (15.79%) Protractor
7 2 (10.53%) MSI
8 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (5.26%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (47.37%) Banking
1 9 (47.37%) Corporate Banking
1 9 (47.37%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Automation Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) QA Automation Tester
3 4 (21.05%) QA Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Migration Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) REST
1 7 (36.84%) SOAP
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) Chai
2 3 (15.79%) Node.js
2 3 (15.79%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Android
2 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
2 4 (21.05%) Mac OS X
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (57.89%) TDD
4 9 (47.37%) Open Source
5 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
6 5 (26.32%) BDD
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (26.32%) SDLC
7 4 (21.05%) OO
7 4 (21.05%) OOP
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.79%) Build Automation
8 3 (15.79%) Dependency Management
8 3 (15.79%) DevOps
8 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (15.79%) Migration
8 3 (15.79%) Use Case
8 3 (15.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Ruby
4 7 (36.84%) VB
5 4 (21.05%) Apple Swift
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) C++
5 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
1 4 (21.05%) Master's Degree
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) AppDNA
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle