Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 83 101
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.15% 0.85% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.81% 2.63% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 10
Milton Keynes median daily rate £320 £375 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +66.67% -19.64%
10th Percentile £284 £120 £198
90th Percentile £342 £513 £344
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £320 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -14.67% +25.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 416 418 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.83% 32.35% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 308 300
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +7.46% +16.75%
10th Percentile £197 £226 £210
90th Percentile £527 £550 £501
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 3 2
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £10.24 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.90% -33.44% +2.57%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.23 £13.48
90th Percentile £41.25 £44.05 £17.29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -43.75% +140.00%

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 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 19 (95.00%) ISEB
2 17 (85.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) HP
4 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (25.00%) SAP
7 5 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Data Privacy
8 4 (20.00%) Information Governance
8 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (20.00%) Banking
8 4 (20.00%) Middleware
8 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Selenium
9 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (15.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (15.00%) GDPR

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 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) TestNG
3 1 (5.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
1 15 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Data Privacy
5 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (20.00%) Information Governance
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.00%) SDLC
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) ISEB
2 17 (85.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft