Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 89 73
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.45% 0.86% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.02% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 14
Milton Keynes median daily rate £300 £338 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -1.82% +14.58%
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £338 £338
% change year-on-year -11.11% - +11.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £35.75 £31.75 -
% change year-on-year +12.60% - -

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 1,324 1,182 1,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.74% 84.97% 85.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 632 686
Milton Keynes median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £250 £270 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £534
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 23 24
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +8.17% -13.72%
10th Percentile £9.16 £8.83 £10.58
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.25 £16.68
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.00 £14.77
% change year-on-year -12.19% +8.33% -10.48%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) Scenario Testing
4 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
4 9 (39.13%) JIRA
4 9 (39.13%) ISEB
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
6 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
6 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (26.09%) HP ALM
7 6 (26.09%) Java
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
7 6 (26.09%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
8 5 (21.74%) High Availability
8 5 (21.74%) QA
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) hybris
9 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (17.39%) Banking
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
9 4 (17.39%) Web Services
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Project

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 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Zephyr
3 2 (8.70%) NeoLoad
4 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.35%) TestRail
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Android Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) EJB
3 1 (4.35%) Java EE
3 1 (4.35%) JMS
3 1 (4.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
4 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) High Availability
5 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
7 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Validation
7 3 (13.04%) Workflow
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISEB
1 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) HND
4 2 (8.70%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) HP ALM
2 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) hybris
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) New Relic
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) Informatica