Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 105 82
Rank change year-on-year +7 -23 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.57% 0.71% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.85% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 12
Milton Keynes median daily rate £343 £328 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -1.13% +10.42%
10th Percentile £291 £296 £293
90th Percentile £423 £340 £513
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £328 £331
% change year-on-year +10.69% -1.13% -11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £26.50

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 1,211 1,406 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 86.62% 83.59% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 719 637
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +9.21%
10th Percentile £235 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £530 £546
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £403
% change year-on-year - -0.68% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 45 35
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £13.85 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +15.42% -14.88%
10th Percentile £9.53 £8.62 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.80 £19.50 £15.15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.47 £15.00 £14.43
% change year-on-year -3.57% +3.99% -17.57%

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 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (37.50%) HP ALM
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) JIRA
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Ruby
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

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 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (12.50%) Calabash
3 1 (12.50%) Capybara
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Mobile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (12.50%) SDET
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin