Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 105 88
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 +17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 14 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.91% 0.59% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 1.73% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Milton Keynes median daily rate £315 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.53% -4.44%
10th Percentile £276 £310 £120
90th Percentile £349 £369 £516
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -
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 410 521 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 26.54% 34.28% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 309 293
Milton Keynes median daily rate £363 £414 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.32% -0.84% +11.33%
10th Percentile £215 £259 £250
90th Percentile £489 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £368 £411 £416
% change year-on-year -10.40% -1.08% +9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 4
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -39.47%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.07 £10.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £12.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year -2.78% +14.65% -63.06%

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 13 (92.86%) ISTQB
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (85.71%) ISEB
3 11 (78.57%) Software Testing
3 11 (78.57%) Scenario Testing
4 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
5 9 (64.29%) Business Continuity
5 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
6 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
6 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (50.00%) HP
8 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (42.86%) HP ALM
9 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
9 5 (35.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
10 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
10 4 (28.57%) Finance
11 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
12 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
12 2 (14.29%) SDLC
12 2 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
12 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 1 (7.14%) JavaScript

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:

Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Scenario Testing
1 11 (78.57%) Software Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Business Continuity
3 9 (64.29%) Waterfall
4 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Change Management
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISTQB
2 12 (85.71%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP ALM
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy