Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 April 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 83 86
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 +15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.13% 1.16% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 2.75% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
Milton Keynes median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £263 £301 £263
90th Percentile £349 £506 £525
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -14.29% +18.64% -18.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £29.00

ISTQB 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 398 581 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.94% 41.95% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 376 229
Milton Keynes median daily rate £395 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.18% +4.81% +15.86%
10th Percentile £233 £281 £262
90th Percentile £506 £575 £512
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £392 £425 £406
% change year-on-year -7.76% +4.81% +15.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +35.85% -14.52%
10th Percentile £12.01 £16.30 £11.12
90th Percentile £31.00 £18.00 £17.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +2.99%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Milton Keynes

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (55.56%) Scenario Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
7 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
7 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
7 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
8 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (33.33%) HP
8 6 (33.33%) Business Continuity
9 5 (27.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (22.22%) HP ALM
10 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
10 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (22.22%) Finance
10 4 (22.22%) JIRA
10 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (22.22%) Java
11 3 (16.67%) Selenium
11 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (16.67%) SDLC
11 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
11 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (11.11%) New Relic

ISTQB
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 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) NeoLoad
3 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Scenario Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
6 6 (33.33%) Business Continuity
7 5 (27.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 3 (16.67%) SDLC
9 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 2 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Java 8
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 11 (61.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (22.22%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) hybris
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) New Relic
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy