The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £348 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Test Lead
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 58 67
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.40% 0.45% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.46% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £348 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.12% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £400 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £373 £338
% change year-on-year +6.71% +10.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 715 646 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.49% 96.71% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 345 442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Internet
3 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) C++
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) VB
4 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
5 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (22.22%) SAP
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Spanish Language
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
1 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 1 (11.11%) Logistics
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware