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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 67 57 61
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.81% 1.35% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.57% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 10
Median daily rate £375 £394 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +33.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £433 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +6.15% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 624 636 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.10% 85.60% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 356 346
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) QA
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Test Management
5 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Compaq
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related 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 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
4 1 (12.50%) Mockito
4 1 (12.50%) Moq
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Strategy Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Java EE
2 1 (12.50%) JavaFX
2 1 (12.50%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Biometrics
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Concurrent Programming
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) F#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Compaq
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Luciad
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle