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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 55 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.50% 0.21% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.23% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £453 £425 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +46.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
545 887 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 90.83% 95.27% 96.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 414 475
Median daily rate £415 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £270 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 67
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Informatica
5 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (20.00%) C#

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (20.00%) JMeter
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) B2C
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Informatica
3 2 (20.00%) SAP