The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 65 69 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.57% 0.49% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.52% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £388 £295 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.35% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
Test Leader
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
675 773 859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.15% 95.43% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 396 493
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 45
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +15.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.04 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £40.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Milton Keynes region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Test Leader 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 Test Leader in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Spanish Language
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) VMware