Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 95 74
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 21 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.39% 1.03% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.21% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 22
Milton Keynes median daily rate £335 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £279 £281 £136
90th Percentile £477 £396 £493
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £335 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +3.08% -13.33% +27.12%
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 1,270 1,401 1,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 84.16% 85.22% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 689 688
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 32
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -15.46%
10th Percentile £9.27 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £16.05 £19.42 £15.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.79% +12.50% -20.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 10 (47.62%) ISTQB
3 9 (42.86%) JIRA
3 9 (42.86%) ISEB
4 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
4 8 (38.10%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 6 (28.57%) MS Visio
7 5 (23.81%) QA
7 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 5 (23.81%) HP
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
7 5 (23.81%) HP ALM
8 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (19.05%) Test Management
8 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
8 4 (19.05%) hybris
8 4 (19.05%) Zephyr
8 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
8 4 (19.05%) Retail
8 4 (19.05%) Java
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft

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 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP FI
1 2 (9.52%) SAP MM
1 2 (9.52%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) Zephyr
3 3 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (9.52%) ClearCase
4 2 (9.52%) ClearQuest
4 2 (9.52%) Mercurial
4 2 (9.52%) NeoLoad
5 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.76%) TestRail
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Tester
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
2 8 (38.10%) Scenario Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (19.05%) Test Management
7 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Validation
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 9 (42.86%) ISEB
3 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP ALM
2 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) hybris
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) New Relic
3 2 (9.52%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) BMC
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica