Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Software Testing
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 84 97
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.97% 0.71% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.83% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 13
Milton Keynes median daily rate £328 £394 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.83% +31.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £293 £297 £188
90th Percentile £369 £513 £650
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £328 £388 £338
% change year-on-year -15.48% +14.81% +22.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £50.00 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £38.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year - +41.67% -

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 1458 1079 1568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.55% 85.16% 80.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 633 853
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £416 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +7.92% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £250
90th Percentile £529 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 37
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £8.79 £9.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £24.80 £38.75 £25.05
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.58 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +10.53% -7.69% +27.45%

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) ISEB
3 11 (64.71%) HP
3 11 (64.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (58.82%) ISTQB
5 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
5 9 (52.94%) Waterfall
6 7 (41.18%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
7 6 (35.29%) Test Planning
8 5 (29.41%) User Stories
8 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (29.41%) Retail
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (29.41%) JIRA
9 4 (23.53%) Automotive
9 4 (23.53%) Banking
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (23.53%) B2C
9 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (17.65%) SDLC
10 3 (17.65%) GDPR
10 3 (17.65%) Data Privacy
10 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
10 3 (17.65%) Information Governance
10 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared

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 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Retail
3 4 (23.53%) Automotive
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
1 12 (70.59%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Digital Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 9 (52.94%) Waterfall
3 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Test Planning
4 5 (29.41%) User Stories
5 4 (23.53%) B2C
6 3 (17.65%) Data Privacy
6 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
6 3 (17.65%) Information Governance
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) System Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Traceability Matrix
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) ISEB
2 11 (64.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (58.82%) ISTQB
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) GDPR
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Atlassian