Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Quality Assurance Tester
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 101 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 - +110
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.80% 1.07% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Milton Keynes median daily rate £300 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £350 -
% change year-on-year -14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,298 1,615 1,218
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.85% 95.79% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 786 677
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £215 £239 £225
90th Percentile £556 £525 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 81 54
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £16.93 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% +35.44% +1.63%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.06 £20.75 £16.07
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -18.55% +18.97% +3.57%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Milton Keynes

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Tester in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Milton Keynes

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) TDD
1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (81.82%) Selenium
4 8 (72.73%) JIRA
5 7 (63.64%) Mobile App
5 7 (63.64%) Open Source
5 7 (63.64%) SQL
5 7 (63.64%) Internet
6 6 (54.55%) SOAP
6 6 (54.55%) Web Services
6 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
6 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
6 6 (54.55%) BDD
6 6 (54.55%) REST
6 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
6 6 (54.55%) Appium
6 6 (54.55%) QA Automation
6 6 (54.55%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (45.45%) Calabash
7 5 (45.45%) Ruby
8 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (36.36%) Windows
8 4 (36.36%) OOP
8 4 (36.36%) OO
8 4 (36.36%) Python
8 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X

QA Tester Skill Set
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 4 (36.36%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) Appium
3 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
3 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (54.55%) Jenkins
4 5 (45.45%) Calabash
5 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (36.36%) Bitbucket
5 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
6 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 2 (18.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) REST
1 6 (54.55%) SOAP
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Mobile App
2 6 (54.55%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
1 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) TDD
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (63.64%) Open Source
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 6 (54.55%) QA Automation
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) OOP
6 3 (27.27%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) SDLC
7 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (9.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Ruby
4 4 (36.36%) Apple Swift
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) VB
5 2 (18.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker