The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

System Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 58 69
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% 0.60% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.72% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £251 £120 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +109.16% -70.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £26.57
% change year-on-year +4.00% +41.13%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 631 558 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.16% 84.04% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 315 390
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 10
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -71.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Milton Keynes

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing System Testing in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Milton Keynes

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) RedPrairie
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Component Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2

System 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Component Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) RedPrairie
2 1 (33.33%) SAP