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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 57 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.48% 0.98% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.19% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Median daily rate £300 £180 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -37.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £393
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +62.96%

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
529 589 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.32% 82.15% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 287 371
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.17 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017, 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 (77.78%) Defect Management
2 5 (55.56%) ERP
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) CRM
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS

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 (44.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) MSTest
3 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Strategy Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) UAT Manager
3 2 (22.22%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) E-Business Manager
4 1 (11.11%) ERP Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Android
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Defect Management
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) ERP
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) CRM
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle