The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had Test Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 47 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 11 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.80% 0.87% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 0.92% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Median daily rate £500 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £394 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £560 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £58.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
Test Manager
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
555 871 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 90.98% 95.19% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 405 478
Median daily rate £421 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 68
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £9.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Milton Keynes region that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Manager across the Milton Keynes region.

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Test Planning
1 11 (68.75%) Defect Management
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Management
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) ERP
3 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) CRM
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) Android
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (18.75%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
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 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) MSTest
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Defect Management
1 11 (68.75%) Test Planning
2 7 (43.75%) Test Management
2 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) ERP
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
5 4 (25.00%) CRM
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) BDD
8 1 (6.25%) Service Management
8 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) HP