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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 68 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.12% 0.29% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.40% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £319 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.15% -20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £294 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £344 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £30.00 £62.75
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -52.19%
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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
674 495 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.73% 70.92% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 243 186
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £62.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 2014.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) QA
3 7 (58.33%) V-Model
4 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (50.00%) Validation
4 6 (50.00%) SAP
4 6 (50.00%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (33.33%) Business Objects
5 4 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (33.33%) SAP BW
5 4 (33.33%) CMS
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (16.67%) User Experience
7 2 (16.67%) SAP FI
7 2 (16.67%) IBM
7 2 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (33.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (33.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) V-Model
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (50.00%) Validation
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle