The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Analyst
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 48 42
Rank change year-on-year -14 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.88% 2.67% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.79% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 25
Median daily rate £350 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £281 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 695 717 800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.29% 95.73% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 396 378
Median daily rate £406 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 18
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Milton Keynes

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Milton Keynes

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Milton Keynes

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) SAP
5 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (16.67%) VBA
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
7 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.11%) QA
8 2 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (11.11%) Document Management
8 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) Banking
9 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla

Test Analyst Skill Set
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 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.56%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) CHAP
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.56%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.56%) Calabash
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Online Banking
1 1 (5.56%) SWIFT
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.11%) Document Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) ISEB
1 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle