Period
to 17 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 83 98
Rank change year-on-year -19 +15 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.75% 0.56% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 1.44% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
Milton Keynes median daily rate £320 £335 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% -21.18% +51.79%
10th Percentile £300 £284 £259
90th Percentile £350 £376 £438
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £320 £335 £388
% change year-on-year -4.48% -13.55% +6.90%
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 372 486 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.29% 38.66% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 347 241
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £253
90th Percentile £542 £575 £515
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -5.88% +5.99% +14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +30.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.21 £13.95 £11.12
90th Percentile £21.00 £38.70 £17.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +15.00%

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 17 February 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 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (91.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (66.67%) HP
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 5 (41.67%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) SAP
6 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (25.00%) Middleware
7 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
9 1 (8.33%) User Stories
9 1 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (8.33%) Data Privacy

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 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
1 11 (91.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Smoke Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (91.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian