Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 107 81
Rank change year-on-year +16 -26 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.98% 0.65% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.77% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 15
Milton Keynes median daily rate £315 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £267 £287 £293
90th Percentile £400 £506 £498
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £315 £350 £388
% change year-on-year -10.00% -9.68% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1,279 1,295 1,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.65% 84.42% 84.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 650 699
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £248 £275 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 25 28
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -17.24%
10th Percentile £9.24 £8.87 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £19.18 £16.03
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.28 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -13.48% +17.86% -20.00%

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 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 11 (73.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (60.00%) Business Continuity
4 9 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
6 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 4 (26.67%) HP
9 3 (20.00%) HP ALM
9 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
9 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (20.00%) JIRA
9 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
10 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 2 (13.33%) Ruby
10 2 (13.33%) QA
10 2 (13.33%) Selenium
10 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 2 (13.33%) Android

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 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Calabash
2 2 (13.33%) Capybara
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Mobile Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 9 (60.00%) Business Continuity
3 9 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) SDET
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) OO
8 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (6.67%) Scrum
8 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (13.33%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (20.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft