Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 90 101
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 17 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.96% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.11% 0.95% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
Milton Keynes median daily rate £320 £120 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +166.67% -46.67% -19.64%
10th Percentile £300 £120 £205
90th Percentile £348 £230 £245
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £320 £120 £240
% change year-on-year +166.67% -50.00% -32.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 414 420 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.30% 33.68% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 314 265
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.78% +13.71%
10th Percentile £221 £206 £210
90th Percentile £511 £550 £513
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 3 5
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.00 £11.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -30.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.44 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £44.35 £17.91
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% -14.81% +80.00%

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 17 (100.00%) ISEB
2 16 (94.12%) ISTQB
3 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
5 10 (58.82%) Waterfall
6 9 (52.94%) HP
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
8 6 (35.29%) Finance
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
10 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
10 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
10 4 (23.53%) Information Governance
10 4 (23.53%) Data Privacy
10 4 (23.53%) Smoke Testing
10 4 (23.53%) SAP
10 4 (23.53%) Banking
10 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
11 3 (17.65%) Middleware
11 3 (17.65%) GDPR
11 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
12 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
12 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
12 2 (11.76%) User Stories

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 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
1 13 (76.47%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Waterfall
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Data Privacy
5 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 4 (23.53%) Information Governance
5 4 (23.53%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) ISEB
2 16 (94.12%) ISTQB
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian