Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 59 70
Rank change year-on-year -31 +11 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.54% 2.35% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.76% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 28
Milton Keynes median daily rate £350 £375 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +33.33% -4.74%
10th Percentile £311 £157 £180
90th Percentile £441 £483 £358
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £344 £375 £263
% change year-on-year -8.33% +42.86% -11.76%
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 1459 1086 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.28% 84.98% 80.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 636 840
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +8.44% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £250
90th Percentile £530 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -2.14% +9.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 33 37
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +25.49%
10th Percentile £8.79 £9.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £24.50 £38.75 £25.05
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +11.07% -7.69% +30.00%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 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 13 (48.15%) HP
1 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) ISEB
2 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Migration
3 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Data Migration
5 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
6 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
6 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
7 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (18.52%) User Stories
7 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
7 5 (18.52%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) SDLC
7 5 (18.52%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Business Process Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared

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 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Temenos T24
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
1 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Automotive
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Analyst
2 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Digital Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Regression Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Migration
3 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Data Migration
4 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
6 5 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (18.52%) SDLC
6 5 (18.52%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (18.52%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (18.52%) User Stories
7 4 (14.81%) B2C
7 4 (14.81%) Business Process Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Logistics
8 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) ISEB
2 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) HP
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy