Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 103 82
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 +22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.67% 1.01% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 3.84% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Milton Keynes median daily rate £321 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% -12.00% +41.51%
10th Percentile £291 £281 £120
90th Percentile £403 £350 £513
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £343 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +3.79% +1.54% -10.34%
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 428 443 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 28.84% 26.32% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 260 273
Milton Keynes median daily rate £398 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £211 £205
90th Percentile £500 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 4
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £10.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +64.78% -63.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.75 £10.23
90th Percentile £55.00 £42.80 £11.85
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -74.73%

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 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (50.00%) HP ALM
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Selenium
4 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) User Experience
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Test Management
6 2 (20.00%) ClearCase
6 2 (20.00%) C++

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 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (20.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Law
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (20.00%) Test Management
7 1 (10.00%) Change Control
7 1 (10.00%) Coaching
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP ALM
2 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy