The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Milton Keynes region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 64 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.44% 0.74% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.79% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate £375 £406 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +21.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £376 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £474 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
849 506 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.23% 93.36% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 278 338
Average daily rate £361 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £188 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 63
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.56 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Manager
Buckinghamshire

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Capita
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Capita