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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 60 51 69
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.45% 2.56% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 2.63% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 2
Median daily rate £338 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £371 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £435 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
650 797 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.73% 97.08% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 441 509
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 46
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +29.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.04 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £40.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (56.25%) Test Management
1 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
2 7 (43.75%) SAP
2 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) B2C
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center

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 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) Essbase
3 1 (6.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Automotive
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Electronics
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Test Management
1 9 (56.25%) Test Strategy
2 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) B2C
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) SAP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Compaq
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (6.25%) Terracotta
3 1 (6.25%) webMethods