Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 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.

Software Testing
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 104 95
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.19% 0.82% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.98% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 6
Milton Keynes median daily rate £420 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £276 £266 £287
90th Percentile £564 £390 £506
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 936 1,333 1,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 87.48% 83.84% 85.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 736 631
Milton Keynes median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £240 £250 £270
90th Percentile £630 £550 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 22
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £20.88 £13.66 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.82% -2.43% +8.17%
10th Percentile £13.25 £9.26 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £18.75 £17.25
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.58 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +83.28% -9.38% +8.33%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Sprint Planning
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) PMI
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

Software Testing
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 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Development Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Development Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Development Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Development Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft