The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 69 59 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.40% 1.20% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.40% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 14
Median daily rate £488 £415 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.46% +39.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 629 645 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.20% 85.89% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 362 348
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Milton Keynes

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 5 (83.33%) Defect Management
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) MSTest
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Java EE
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting

Test Management
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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) MSTest
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Strategy Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy Manager
2 2 (33.33%) UAT Manager
2 2 (33.33%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ERP Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Defect Management
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle