Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 96 63
Rank change year-on-year +3 -33 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.83% 1.47% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.75% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 25
Milton Keynes median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +33.33%
10th Percentile £293 £311 £157
90th Percentile £438 £441 £483
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £36.50 - -

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 1,160 1,488 1,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 87.35% 84.21% 85.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 774 648
Milton Keynes median daily rate £403 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -5.60% +12.25%
10th Percentile £248 £259 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £404 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +0.94% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 40
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.03 £13.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% -1.07% -0.69%
10th Percentile £10.01 £8.79 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.25 £24.80 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.66 £15.00
% change year-on-year -15.67% +11.07% -7.06%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
1 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (36.36%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Zephyr
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
4 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (18.18%) Essbase
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
4 2 (18.18%) Finance

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 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (18.18%) SAP FI
1 2 (18.18%) SAP MM
1 2 (18.18%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Essbase
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Zephyr
3 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
3 2 (18.18%) ClearQuest
3 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Active Listening
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) ISMS
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Hyperion
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) hybris