The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills 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 Management over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 61 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.17% 0.14% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.18% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£295 £288 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £288 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
593 567 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.11% 76.83% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 316 174
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.50 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management.

1 14 (73.68%) HP Quality Center
1 14 (73.68%) Waterfall
2 13 (68.42%) QA
2 13 (68.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (68.42%) ISEB
2 13 (68.42%) Finance
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) V-Model
3 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
4 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (57.89%) Relational Database
4 11 (57.89%) SAP
4 11 (57.89%) XML
4 11 (57.89%) Validation
5 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
5 6 (31.58%) SAP BW
6 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) CMS
6 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
6 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
7 3 (15.79%) UNIX
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) Bugzilla
8 2 (10.53%) IBM
8 2 (10.53%) SAP FI

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Management also 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 that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP FI
1 2 (10.53%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) Relational Database
2 6 (31.58%) SAP BW
3 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
2 2 (10.53%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Test Analyst
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Test Leader
3 6 (31.58%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Waterfall
2 13 (68.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (63.16%) V-Model
3 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
4 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (57.89%) Validation
5 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
9 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Line Management
9 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.26%) BDD
9 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) SAP
2 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) HP