Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 104 84
Rank change year-on-year +8 -20 +10
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 11 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.79% 0.90% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.07% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Milton Keynes median daily rate £290 £388 £196
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.16% +97.45% -38.67%
10th Percentile £251 £318 £134
90th Percentile £361 £433 £265
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £389 £203
% change year-on-year -22.83% +91.98% -36.72%
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 1,214 1,400 1,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 86.84% 83.63% 84.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 717 646
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +9.21%
10th Percentile £235 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £531 £544
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £406
% change year-on-year - -1.37% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 35
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.03 £13.85 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +15.42% -15.46%
10th Percentile £9.59 £8.62 £9.00
90th Percentile £18.00 £19.50 £15.15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.43
% change year-on-year -3.37% +3.99% -14.59%

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 19 October 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) JIRA
3 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (63.64%) Java
5 5 (45.45%) SOAP
5 5 (45.45%) Retail
5 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 5 (45.45%) SDLC
5 5 (45.45%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
6 4 (36.36%) Calabash
6 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 4 (36.36%) REST
6 4 (36.36%) Ruby
6 4 (36.36%) Selenium
6 4 (36.36%) Test Management
6 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
6 4 (36.36%) Web Services
6 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) Internet
7 3 (27.27%) VB
7 3 (27.27%) Python
7 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 3 (27.27%) Scrum
7 3 (27.27%) BDD

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 (9.09%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP FI
1 2 (18.18%) SAP MM
1 2 (18.18%) SAP SD
2 1 (9.09%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) npm
1 1 (9.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) Redis
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) Calabash
3 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (36.36%) Selenium
4 3 (27.27%) Zephyr
5 2 (18.18%) Appium
5 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
5 2 (18.18%) IntelliJ
6 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
6 1 (9.09%) GitLab
6 1 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (9.09%) Mocha
6 1 (9.09%) Protractor
6 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Automation Tester
3 4 (36.36%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (27.27%) QA Automation Tester
4 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
5 2 (18.18%) Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) iOS Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Junior
6 1 (9.09%) Junior Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (9.09%) SAP Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) SOAP
2 4 (36.36%) REST
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) Node.js
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) Chai
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
4 1 (9.09%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) SDLC
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 4 (36.36%) Test Management
6 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
6 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) Workflow
8 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (9.09%) ERP
8 1 (9.09%) OO
8 1 (9.09%) OOP
8 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Ruby
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) VB
4 2 (18.18%) Groovy
5 1 (9.09%) Apple Swift
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) hybris
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO