Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 85 49
Rank change year-on-year -1 -36 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 9 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.78% 0.70% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.75% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 48
Milton Keynes median daily rate £325 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +15.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £290 £209 £187
90th Percentile £375 £496 £344
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £323 £348 £300
% change year-on-year -7.19% +15.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00

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 1663 1203 1865
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 93.11% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 666 964
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £216 £227
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 54 83
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.09 £13.61 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.57% +4.69% -
10th Percentile £9.36 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £34.85 £19.90
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 19 (61.29%) ISEB
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) ISTQB
3 14 (45.16%) HP
3 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
3 14 (45.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (25.81%) JIRA
6 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
7 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
7 7 (22.58%) SAP
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
7 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (19.35%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (16.13%) User Stories
9 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Retail
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (12.90%) Java
10 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (12.90%) Middleware

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 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.23%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) JIRA
2 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Appium
4 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) XMLSpy
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 4 (12.90%) Automotive
3 4 (12.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) JSP
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) AIX
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
3 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
5 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
6 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
7 6 (19.35%) Smoke Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (16.13%) User Stories
9 4 (12.90%) B2C
9 4 (12.90%) Migration
9 4 (12.90%) SDLC
9 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
10 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
11 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
11 2 (6.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) ISEB
2 15 (48.39%) ISTQB
3 14 (45.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) HP
2 7 (22.58%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) VMware