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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 60 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 6 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.85% 1.49% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.89% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 1
Average daily rate £438 £298 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +3.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
Test Management
Buckinghamshire

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
595 635 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.80% 78.59% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 352 321
Average daily rate £399 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 15
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £30.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (50.00%) Oracle
1 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) ISEB
3 6 (30.00%) Middleware
3 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) QA
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (20.00%) Validation
5 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) V-Model
6 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) XML
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 3 (15.00%) Technical Analysis

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) PowerCenter
General
1 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Web Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) V-Model
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft