Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 88 76
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 +26
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.43% 1.21% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.38% 3.30% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 12
Milton Keynes median daily rate £315 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £264 £281 £134
90th Percentile £398 £506 £524
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £315 £340 £295
% change year-on-year -7.35% +15.25% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 409 546 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 26.52% 36.82% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 329 256
Milton Keynes median daily rate £363 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.53% - +10.67%
10th Percentile £219 £281 £285
90th Percentile £501 £550 £533
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £371 £411 £417
% change year-on-year -9.67% -1.32% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 24 4
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -38.67%
10th Percentile £11.46 £12.54 £10.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £18.00 £12.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year -2.78% +14.65% -56.69%

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 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 17 (77.27%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (59.09%) Scenario Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (40.91%) Business Continuity
6 9 (40.91%) Waterfall
6 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
7 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 8 (36.36%) HP
8 6 (27.27%) HP ALM
8 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
9 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (22.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
10 4 (18.18%) Java
10 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
10 4 (18.18%) Selenium
10 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Mercurial
11 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
11 3 (13.64%) JIRA
11 3 (13.64%) ClearCase

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:

Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) ClearCase
2 3 (13.64%) ClearQuest
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Mercurial
3 2 (9.09%) NeoLoad
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
1 13 (59.09%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (59.09%) Scenario Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Business Continuity
4 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
4 9 (40.91%) Waterfall
5 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
6 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (22.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.64%) SDLC
9 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) C
2 3 (13.64%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (27.27%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) hybris
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) New Relic
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy