Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 91 75
Rank change year-on-year -10 -16 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 13 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.81% 0.58% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.68% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 18
Milton Keynes median daily rate £308 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.14% +1.82% +16.53%
10th Percentile £264 £287 £298
90th Percentile £401 £506 £438
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £308 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -12.14% +16.67% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £50.00 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £50.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +72.41% -

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 1,342 1,183 1,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 84.09% 86.10% 84.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 638 681
Milton Keynes median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +12.68%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +13.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 27
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £14.50 £13.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +8.33% -10.77%
10th Percentile £9.15 £9.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £24.00 £38.75 £16.60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.89
% change year-on-year -6.25% +7.49% -0.77%

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 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) ISEB
3 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
3 9 (69.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (46.15%) Business Continuity
5 6 (46.15%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 5 (38.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (30.77%) HP
8 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Selenium
8 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
8 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 3 (23.08%) SDLC
8 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
9 2 (15.38%) Smoke Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 2 (15.38%) System Testing
9 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 2 (15.38%) JIRA

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 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
2 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Calabash
3 1 (7.69%) Capybara
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Test Strategy
2 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
3 6 (46.15%) Business Continuity
3 6 (46.15%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) BDD
7 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
7 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) ISEB
2 9 (69.23%) ISTQB
2 9 (69.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin