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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 63 55 42
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.21% 1.99% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 2.32% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 24
Median daily rate £350 £388 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +30.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £293 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £448 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.36% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 629 646 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.32% 85.90% 79.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 366 342
Median daily rate £415 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Milton Keynes

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (50.00%) QA
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Defect Management
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (30.00%) SAP
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (20.00%) Selenium
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (20.00%) ETL
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 4 (20.00%) Informatica
6 4 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (15.00%) QA Automation

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.00%) Star Schema
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Appium
4 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) Genymotion
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Informatica Developer
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) SAP Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) QA Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Defect Management
2 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (20.00%) ETL
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Biometrics
6 2 (10.00%) Logistics
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
1 6 (30.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Informatica
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
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