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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 69 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.34% - 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£290 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
810 673 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.36% 92.45% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 318 306
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 81 47
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.80 £18.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) V-Model
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SAP BW
4 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
4 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (25.00%) CMS
4 1 (25.00%) SAP CRM
4 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SAP BW
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) V-Model
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects