Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 105 87
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18 +16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.41% 0.72% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 2.65% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Milton Keynes median daily rate £300 £330 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +175.00% -47.83%
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £335 £330 £120
% change year-on-year +1.52% +175.00% -65.09%
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 424 453 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 28.90% 27.00% 28.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 266 271
Milton Keynes median daily rate £383 £403 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.91% -4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £221 £205
90th Percentile £500 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 4
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £10.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +69.49% -44.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.75 £10.23
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.15 £11.85
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -74.44%

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 18 September 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 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) HP ALM
4 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Retail
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) Selenium
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (16.67%) System Testing
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy