Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 104 88
Rank change year-on-year +16 -16 +12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.26% 0.94% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 3.94% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 5
Milton Keynes median daily rate £270 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% -28.89% +104.55%
10th Percentile £246 £290 £351
90th Percentile £294 £348 £513
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £320 £450
% change year-on-year +13.28% -28.89% +104.55%
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 386 406 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 32.99% 23.91% 35.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 250 307
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £222 £262 £286
90th Percentile £575 £550 £588
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £430
% change year-on-year - -6.98% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.89 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.51% -2.78% +24.14%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £21.00 £35.25
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -

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 18 January 2019, 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HP ALM
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing

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 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Portfolio Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle