Period
to 5 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 December 2019 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 98 104
Rank change year-on-year +30 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 9 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.03% 0.079% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 0.26% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 11
Milton Keynes median daily rate £300 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +4.69% +166.67%
10th Percentile £278 £328 £300
90th Percentile £405 £343 £348
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £363 £320
% change year-on-year -17.24% +13.28% +166.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 237 383 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 27.24% 30.18% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 283 254
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.78% -0.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £211 £215 £219
90th Percentile £596 £529 £520
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £411 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% -1.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 30
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.00 £16.77 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% -5.51% +63.29%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.50 £19.40 £57.63
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% -16.67% +20.00%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Milton Keynes

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Milton Keynes

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) ISEB
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) SAP
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Azure
4 4 (44.44%) AWS
4 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Objective-C
6 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
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 2 (22.22%) Mule
1 2 (22.22%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) AWS
1 4 (44.44%) Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon S3
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (22.22%) npm
3 1 (11.11%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Appium
2 2 (22.22%) Bitbucket
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) Grunt
2 2 (22.22%) Mocha
2 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 2 (22.22%) webpack
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Test Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) iOS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Quality Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (22.22%) Backbone.js
3 2 (22.22%) Chai
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) Enzyme
3 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
3 2 (22.22%) Jest
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) Mongoose
3 2 (22.22%) Node.js
3 2 (22.22%) PhoneGap
3 2 (22.22%) React
3 2 (22.22%) React Native
3 2 (22.22%) Redux
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) DataPower
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) API Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Apple Swift
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) ES6
3 2 (22.22%) Kotlin
3 2 (22.22%) Objective-C
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP ALM
1 2 (22.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) hybris
3 2 (22.22%) OutSystems
3 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (22.22%) Xamarin
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) VMware