The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 63 67 62
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.81% 0.40% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.42% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 11
Median daily rate £381 £388 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +31.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £388 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £428 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.29% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 687 720 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.22% 95.74% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 397 377
Median daily rate £409 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 18
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Milton Keynes

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Test Leader 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 Leader in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) Spanish Language
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Migration

Test Leader 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Spanish Language
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
1 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Logistics
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
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