Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 87 90
Rank change year-on-year +27 +3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 53 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.38% 0.49% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 0.51% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 10
Milton Keynes median daily rate £325 - £300
10th Percentile £251 - £254
90th Percentile £425 - £400
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £270 £290
% change year-on-year +20.37% -6.90% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1489 1370 1712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 95.02% 95.54% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 750 895
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £227 £238
90th Percentile £538 £528 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 48
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.96 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.33% -14.29% +9.80%
10th Percentile £9.21 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.23 £19.50 £21.54
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.33 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +23.75% -3.45% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 37 (69.81%) Test Automation
2 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (54.72%) REST
3 29 (54.72%) Jenkins
4 28 (52.83%) JIRA
4 28 (52.83%) SOAP
5 27 (50.94%) QA
6 25 (47.17%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (47.17%) Java
6 25 (47.17%) SQL
6 25 (47.17%) TDD
7 24 (45.28%) Web Services
8 21 (39.62%) Banking
8 21 (39.62%) Git (software)
9 19 (35.85%) Mobile App
10 18 (33.96%) Internet
11 17 (32.08%) Node.js
11 17 (32.08%) SDLC
11 17 (32.08%) Protractor
12 15 (28.30%) Selenium
13 14 (26.42%) Finance
14 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
15 12 (22.64%) Retail
15 12 (22.64%) Corporate Banking
16 10 (18.87%) Karma Test Runner
16 10 (18.87%) Mocha
16 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
16 10 (18.87%) Open Source
16 10 (18.87%) Chai
17 9 (16.98%) RESTful

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 4 (7.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.77%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) OpenShift
2 5 (9.43%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.55%) Redis
3 2 (3.77%) Big Data
3 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (54.72%) Jenkins
2 28 (52.83%) JIRA
3 21 (39.62%) Git (software)
4 17 (32.08%) Protractor
5 15 (28.30%) Selenium
6 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
6 10 (18.87%) Karma Test Runner
6 10 (18.87%) Mocha
7 9 (16.98%) Calabash
8 8 (15.09%) GitLab
9 6 (11.32%) Appium
10 5 (9.43%) WebDriver
11 4 (7.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (7.55%) Bitbucket
11 4 (7.55%) Jasmine
12 2 (3.77%) PhantomJS
13 1 (1.89%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
13 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (1.89%) TestNG
General
1 21 (39.62%) Banking
2 14 (26.42%) Finance
3 12 (22.64%) Corporate Banking
3 12 (22.64%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (54.72%) REST
2 28 (52.83%) SOAP
3 24 (45.28%) Web Services
4 17 (32.08%) Node.js
5 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
6 10 (18.87%) Chai
7 9 (16.98%) RESTful
8 1 (1.89%) .NET
8 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.89%) Java EE
8 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Unix
3 4 (7.55%) Android
3 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Test Automation
2 36 (67.92%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (47.17%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (47.17%) TDD
4 17 (32.08%) SDLC
5 10 (18.87%) Open Source
6 9 (16.98%) Functional Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Scrum
7 8 (15.09%) Build Automation
7 8 (15.09%) Dependency Management
7 8 (15.09%) Workflow
8 7 (13.21%) QA Automation
9 6 (11.32%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.43%) BDD
10 5 (9.43%) Security Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (7.55%) Information Assurance
11 4 (7.55%) Migration
11 4 (7.55%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) Java
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) Python
2 9 (16.98%) Ruby
2 9 (16.98%) VB
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.55%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) F#
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CEH
4 1 (1.89%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (50.94%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) IBM
2 3 (5.66%) Remedy
2 3 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.77%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) BMC
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
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