Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 103 82
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.24% 0.96% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 1.14% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £328 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -16.83% +31.25%
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £328 £388
% change year-on-year +22.14% -15.48% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - £50.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £38.25

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 1,092 1,492 1,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 88.06% 84.53% 86.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 778 625
Milton Keynes median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £232
90th Percentile £622 £530 £568
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 53 37
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.47 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.24% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £10.59 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £26.65 £24.80 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.90 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.35% +13.33% -7.06%

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 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Capybara
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Calabash
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Calabash
2 1 (33.33%) Capybara
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin