Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 88 99
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.94% 0.41% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 1.16% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Milton Keynes median daily rate £320 £450 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.89% +104.55% -45.00%
10th Percentile £290 £351 £192
90th Percentile £348 £513 £275
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £320 £450 £220
% change year-on-year -28.89% +104.55% -37.14%
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 406 430 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 23.91% 34.93% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 305 243
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £262 £282 £211
90th Percentile £550 £588 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 6 5
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +24.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.75 £11.34
90th Percentile £21.00 £35.25 £17.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +20.00%

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 January 2018, 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 15 (93.75%) ISEB
2 14 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) HP
5 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) Finance
7 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
7 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (25.00%) SAP
9 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
10 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
10 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
10 3 (18.75%) Selenium
10 3 (18.75%) Middleware
10 3 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (18.75%) Java
11 2 (12.50%) .NET
11 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
11 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
1 13 (81.25%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Data Privacy
6 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 2 (12.50%) Information Governance
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) ISEB
2 14 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian