The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Testing role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Head of Testing in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Testing
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Testing 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £875 £800
% change year-on-year
-34.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Testing
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
931 765 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.00% 92.17% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 443 354
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £489 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 52
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £15.25 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Head of Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Head of Testing in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Head of Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Head of Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Head of Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

Head of Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Head of Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Head of Testing in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Testing in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) German Language
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Zachman Framework
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) B2C
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) DSDM
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) SAP XI
1 2 (66.67%) Business Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security

Head of Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Head of Testing in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Head of Testing in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Automotive
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) DSDM
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) B2C
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Zachman Framework
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) Business Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft