Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 103 82
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 +22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.38% 1.08% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 4.47% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 10
Milton Keynes median daily rate £355 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% -14.67% +66.67%
10th Percentile £308 £284 £120
90th Percentile £423 £342 £513
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £320 £375
% change year-on-year +13.28% -14.67% +25.00%
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 401 425 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 30.20% 24.05% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 265 311
Milton Keynes median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £230
90th Percentile £503 £524 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.66 £17.50 £10.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.80% +70.90% -33.44%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £10.23
90th Percentile £19.31 £41.25 £44.05
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year -15.66% +2.47% -43.75%

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) ClearQuest
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Law
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (40.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (40.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle