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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 60 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.45% 1.90% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 1.95% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 5
Median daily rate £325 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £425 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £472 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.42% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -
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
637 821 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.50% 97.62% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 469 494
Median daily rate £400 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.14 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +29.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.34 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.00 £15.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 8 (57.14%) Test Management
2 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (50.00%) SAP
3 6 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (35.71%) ISEB
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
7 2 (14.29%) B2C
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Retail
7 2 (14.29%) Automotive
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
8 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 1 (7.14%) SaaS
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Coaching
8 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery

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 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Essbase
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Automotive
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Management
2 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) B2C
6 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft