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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 57 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.75% 1.35% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.69% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -46.95%
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
546 768 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 81.61% 79.92% 78.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 464 407
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 15
Median hourly rate £10.62 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.80% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £28.80 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (50.00%) SAP
3 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) ERP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Android
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 2 (16.67%) MSTest

Test Management
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:

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (8.33%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) MSTest
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Test Manager
2 6 (50.00%) Strategy Manager
2 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
5 1 (8.33%) HR Manager
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Manager
5 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) ERP
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) B2C
5 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft