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 29 June 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.

Test Management
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 63 61
Contract jobs citing Test Management 0 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes - 0.15% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.18% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Milton Keynes median daily rate - £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.29%  
Buckinghamshire median daily rate - £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 626 563 674
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.03% 83.90% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1337 1663
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +5.12%  
10th Percentile £300 £263 £265
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £411 £410 £378
% change year-on-year +0.24% +8.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 33
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
10th Percentile £8.89 £9.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £18.70 £13.63 £40.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) MSTest
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Java EE
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing

Test Management
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) MSTest
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Strategy Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle