Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 109 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 -25 +17
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.81% 0.68% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.80% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Milton Keynes median daily rate £280 £408 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.29% +65.48% -23.05%
10th Percentile £242 £326 £149
90th Percentile £448 £433 £523
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £328 £415 £260
% change year-on-year -21.08% +59.62% -18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £46.00

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 1,089 1,495 1,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 88.04% 84.56% 86.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 779 637
Milton Keynes median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £230
90th Percentile £623 £530 £566
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 53 37
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.47 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.24% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £10.59 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £26.65 £24.80 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.90 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.35% +13.33% -7.06%

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

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) QA
3 6 (60.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) Test Management
5 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 4 (40.00%) Retail
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Workflow
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) SOAP
6 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source
7 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (20.00%) Android
7 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (20.00%) Node.js
7 2 (20.00%) REST
7 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (20.00%) Calabash
7 2 (20.00%) RESTful
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) TIBCO iProcess

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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (20.00%) SAP MM
1 2 (20.00%) SAP SD
1 2 (20.00%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) npm
1 1 (10.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) Appium
3 2 (20.00%) Calabash
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (10.00%) GitLab
4 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (10.00%) Mocha
4 1 (10.00%) Protractor
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) TIBCO Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Android Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior TIBCO Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Workflow Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) RESTful
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) Chai
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) SOA
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) DevOps
7 1 (10.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 2 (20.00%) XPath
4 1 (10.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) Groovy
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
1 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle