The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 53 42
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.90% 1.34% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.38% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 24
Median daily rate £315 £298 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -7.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £209 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £352 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £311
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year +79.77% -11.88%  

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 711 650 798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.47% 96.73% 97.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 1403 1920
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £523 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 132
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.88 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 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 18 (64.29%) Finance
2 13 (46.43%) ISTQB
3 11 (39.29%) ISEB
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
6 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.00%) SAP
7 7 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Smoke Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
8 6 (21.43%) JIRA
8 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 6 (21.43%) HP
8 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (14.29%) QA
10 4 (14.29%) TDD
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
11 3 (10.71%) Web Services
11 3 (10.71%) Java
11 3 (10.71%) VBA
11 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (10.71%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (10.71%) Data Migration

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 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (7.14%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.14%) Calabash
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Appium
4 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.57%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) XMLSpy
General
1 18 (64.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) REST
2 2 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.57%) Online Banking
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Smoke Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 4 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.14%) Document Management
8 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.14%) Open Source
8 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) VBA
3 2 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) Groovy
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) ISTQB
2 11 (39.29%) ISEB
3 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) SAP
2 6 (21.43%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) VMware