Period
to 17 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 102 99
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.46% 0.71% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.75% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Milton Keynes median daily rate - £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% +8.47%
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56% +8.47%
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 1,031 1,467 1,444
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.95% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 786 725
Milton Keynes median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £240 £223 £272
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 108 56
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £15.80 £14.05 £16.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.46% -17.16% +33.02%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.00 £9.15
90th Percentile £42.50 £19.73 £20.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +17.24% -15.94% +23.21%

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 17 July 2019, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) Confluence
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (80.00%) Java 8
2 4 (80.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) IntelliJ
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Docker
4 1 (20.00%) Appium
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing

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 5 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) IntelliJ
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) JMeter
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Appium
4 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Java 8
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker