The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 64 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.40% 0.87% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.92% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Average daily rate £388 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.35% -9.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
725 872 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.52% 94.89% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 426 442
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 46
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +15.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Spanish Language
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle