Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £331 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 80 97
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 35 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.09% 0.57% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Milton Keynes median daily rate £331 £425 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.06% +44.07% -5.60%
10th Percentile £288 £333 £273
90th Percentile £435 £438 £325
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £418 £375
% change year-on-year -22.16% +11.33% +33.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £42.50

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,591 1,134 1,697
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 92.27% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 652 838
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £246
90th Percentile £538 £570 £530
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 50 79
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.70 £13.61 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.70% +8.88% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £38.75 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.38 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +19.83% +3.57% +7.69%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018, 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 29 (82.86%) Test Automation
2 20 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 20 (57.14%) Selenium
3 19 (54.29%) TDD
3 19 (54.29%) Cucumber
3 19 (54.29%) Git (software)
4 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (51.43%) Java
5 17 (48.57%) JIRA
6 16 (45.71%) QA
6 16 (45.71%) WebDriver
7 15 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (42.86%) SQL
8 14 (40.00%) SOAP
8 14 (40.00%) REST
9 13 (37.14%) Web Services
10 12 (34.29%) Banking
10 12 (34.29%) Apple iOS
10 12 (34.29%) Android
10 12 (34.29%) Docker
10 12 (34.29%) Apple Swift
11 11 (31.43%) Appium
11 11 (31.43%) Mobile App
11 11 (31.43%) Bitbucket
11 11 (31.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (31.43%) Confluence
11 11 (31.43%) Windows
11 11 (31.43%) Mac OS X
11 11 (31.43%) Internet
12 9 (25.71%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (31.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (20.00%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (5.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Redis
2 7 (20.00%) Big Data
3 6 (17.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 20 (57.14%) Selenium
2 19 (54.29%) Cucumber
2 19 (54.29%) Git (software)
3 17 (48.57%) JIRA
4 16 (45.71%) WebDriver
5 11 (31.43%) Appium
5 11 (31.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (31.43%) Bitbucket
6 6 (17.14%) Calabash
7 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
8 3 (8.57%) IntelliJ
8 3 (8.57%) NUnit
8 3 (8.57%) PhantomJS
8 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
8 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
9 2 (5.71%) JMeter
9 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (34.29%) Banking
2 9 (25.71%) Finance
3 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (11.43%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (11.43%) Retail
6 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.86%) Electronics
7 1 (2.86%) Law
7 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) REST
1 14 (40.00%) SOAP
2 13 (37.14%) Web Services
3 4 (11.43%) JSON
4 3 (8.57%) RESTful
5 2 (5.71%) .NET
5 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.71%) Node.js
6 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.86%) J2EE
6 1 (2.86%) Spring
6 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Android
1 12 (34.29%) Apple iOS
2 11 (31.43%) Mac OS X
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Test Automation
2 19 (54.29%) TDD
3 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (25.71%) BDD
5 9 (25.71%) Open Source
6 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
6 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
7 7 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Data Entry
10 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
10 3 (8.57%) Defect Management
10 3 (8.57%) DevOps
10 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 3 (8.57%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) SQL
3 12 (34.29%) Apple Swift
4 7 (20.00%) Ruby
5 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.29%) C#
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) ISEB
1 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) SAP