Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 86 87
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.61% 1.84% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.93% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 7
Milton Keynes median daily rate £350 £323 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.53% -6.52% +15.00%
10th Percentile £273 £282 £209
90th Percentile £416 £373 £496
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £320 £348
% change year-on-year +13.28% -7.91% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,233 1,661 1,211
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 95.46% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 822 671
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £219 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 82 54
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £16.93 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% +41.08% -7.69%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.32 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.40 £21.00 £16.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -19.71% +25.00% -

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Milton Keynes

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 12 November 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Calabash
5 1 (12.50%) Docker
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Appium
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Skype
5 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) SDET

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Calabash
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (12.50%) Appium
4 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (12.50%) Capybara
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) MSTest
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) ISMS
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) hybris
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Xamarin