The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 21 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.80% 0.26% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 0.27% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £285
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 - £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 - £289
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £306
% change year-on-year -2.69% +6.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.42% +16.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 706 738 889
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 94.01% 95.72% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 415 426
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 21
Median hourly rate £16.96 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.33% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.55 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Milton Keynes

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Milton Keynes

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Milton Keynes

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Milton Keynes

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 11 (42.31%) JIRA
2 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) QA
4 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
5 7 (26.92%) Calabash
5 7 (26.92%) REST
5 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Ruby
5 7 (26.92%) TDD
5 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) VB
5 7 (26.92%) SOAP
5 7 (26.92%) Web Services
5 7 (26.92%) Python
6 6 (23.08%) Finance
6 6 (23.08%) Internet
6 6 (23.08%) Security Testing
7 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Unix
7 5 (19.23%) Windows
7 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
8 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) OSCP
8 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity

Tester Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) JIRA
2 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 7 (26.92%) Calabash
3 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
4 4 (15.38%) Selenium
5 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) REST
1 7 (26.92%) SOAP
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) Java EE
2 1 (3.85%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Unix
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (26.92%) TDD
2 7 (26.92%) Test Automation
3 6 (23.08%) Security Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
5 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
5 4 (15.38%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.54%) QA Automation
7 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
7 2 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (7.69%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.85%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) Python
2 7 (26.92%) Ruby
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) F#
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) CREST Certified
3 4 (15.38%) OSCP
4 3 (11.54%) CHECK Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) CHECK Team Member
4 3 (11.54%) SANS
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CEH
5 2 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) HP