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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 58 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 15 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.80% - 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% - 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
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£295 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £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
644 594 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.13% 76.25% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 322 182
Average daily rate £375 £400 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 31
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 20 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 20 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 20 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 19 (76.00%) QA
2 19 (76.00%) ISEB
2 19 (76.00%) Finance
3 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 18 (72.00%) Test Scripting
4 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
4 17 (68.00%) V-Model
4 17 (68.00%) Relational Database
4 17 (68.00%) XML
4 17 (68.00%) Validation
5 16 (64.00%) SAP
6 10 (40.00%) SAP BW
7 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (16.00%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (16.00%) Business Objects
9 4 (16.00%) CMS
9 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
10 3 (12.00%) Performance Improvement
10 3 (12.00%) Data Mining
10 3 (12.00%) UNIX
10 3 (12.00%) TestDirector
10 3 (12.00%) SAP BCA
10 3 (12.00%) Migration
11 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (8.00%) Telecoms

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (16.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP BCA
2 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DHCP
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (68.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (40.00%) SAP BW
3 4 (16.00%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (12.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
1 17 (68.00%) Test Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Test Leader
3 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Testing Manager
5 1 (4.00%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 20 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 18 (72.00%) Test Scripting
3 17 (68.00%) V-Model
3 17 (68.00%) Validation
3 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (8.00%) Web Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.00%) Scrum
9 1 (4.00%) TDD
9 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (76.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Apple