Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 71 66
Rank change year-on-year -21 -5 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 22 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.38% 1.61% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.89% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 17
Milton Keynes median daily rate £350 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +5.77% +10.17%
10th Percentile £300 £287 £180
90th Percentile £444 £409 £430
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £356 £306
% change year-on-year -1.75% +16.33% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,333 1,059 1,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.57% 85.40% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 632 712
Milton Keynes median daily rate £420 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +11.27%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £269
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £420 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 45
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +1.79% -6.67%
10th Percentile £9.35 £9.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £24.00 £38.75 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £16.14
% change year-on-year +22.03% -8.61% +29.12%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Milton Keynes

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Milton Keynes

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Milton Keynes

Test Scripting
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 Scripting in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (50.00%) HP
3 10 (45.45%) Regression Testing
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 8 (36.36%) ISEB
4 8 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
5 7 (31.82%) JIRA
6 6 (27.27%) Selenium
6 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) SDLC
6 6 (27.27%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
7 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
9 3 (13.64%) SAP
9 3 (13.64%) Migration

Test Scripting
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 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) JIRA
2 6 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) EJB
2 1 (4.55%) Java EE
2 1 (4.55%) JMS
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
5 6 (27.27%) SDLC
5 6 (27.27%) Smoke Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.64%) High Availability
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) User Stories
9 2 (9.09%) Scrum
9 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) HND
5 2 (9.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Atlassian