Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 80 96
Rank change year-on-year -25 +16 -4
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.68% 1.25% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.47% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £246 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.44% -23.05% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £149 £265
90th Percentile £433 £523 £406
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £408 £253 £318
% change year-on-year +61.39% -20.47% +9.48%
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 1470 1086 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.43% 84.84% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 637 854
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £250
90th Percentile £530 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 33 38
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.12% +22.54%
10th Percentile £8.87 £9.00 £9.43
90th Percentile £24.60 £38.75 £24.73
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +11.07% -7.38% +27.02%

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 24 November 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 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
5 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (50.00%) QA
5 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (50.00%) SDLC
6 5 (41.67%) Calabash
6 5 (41.67%) BDD
6 5 (41.67%) Ruby
6 5 (41.67%) JIRA
6 5 (41.67%) C#
6 5 (41.67%) Java
6 5 (41.67%) HP
7 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (33.33%) SOAP
7 4 (33.33%) Web Services
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
7 4 (33.33%) Internet
7 4 (33.33%) Finance
7 4 (33.33%) Retail
7 4 (33.33%) Retail Banking
7 4 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (33.33%) TDD

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 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Redis
2 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
4 5 (41.67%) Calabash
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Appium
5 4 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (33.33%) Bitbucket
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (25.00%) IntelliJ
6 3 (25.00%) NUnit
6 3 (25.00%) PhantomJS
6 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
8 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (8.33%) Protractor
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 6 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Senior QA Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) REST
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
2 3 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Android
1 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Data Entry
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) System Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) Ruby
2 4 (33.33%) Apple Swift
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy