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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 55 52
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.68% 1.06% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.26% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 16
Median daily rate £325 £298 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% -7.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £120 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £463 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 626 554 683
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.05% 83.69% 81.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 315 393
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 6 (42.86%) ISEB
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (21.43%) SAP
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning

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:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) UAT Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) UAT Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Lead
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Project Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) UAT Lead
3 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Java EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 6 (42.86%) ISEB
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle