Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 82 108
Rank change year-on-year -32 +26 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.17% 0.93% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 1.00% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Milton Keynes median daily rate £373 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -11.76% +46.55%
10th Percentile £329 £315 £331
90th Percentile £408 £490 £443
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £373 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -0.67% -11.76% +46.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1663 1203 1865
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 93.11% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 666 964
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £216 £227
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 54 83
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.09 £13.61 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.57% +4.69% -
10th Percentile £9.36 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £34.85 £19.90
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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 18 November 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 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware