The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 57 58 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 5 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.71% 1.40% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.45% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Average daily rate £425 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +10.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
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
671 758 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.91% 96.19% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 391 361
Average daily rate £360 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 5 February 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (69.23%) Test Management
2 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Unix
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) Informatica
6 2 (15.38%) PowerCenter
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PowerCenter
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Biometrics
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Test Management
2 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.69%) ETL
7 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
7 1 (7.69%) System Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Informatica
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Compaq
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Terracotta
2 1 (7.69%) webMethods