The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 52 58 63
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 20 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.68% 1.60% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 1.67% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 6
Median daily rate £494 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.97% +7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £388 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £411
% change year-on-year - +3.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

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 696 720 795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.30% 95.74% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 397 374
Median daily rate £411 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £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 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Milton Keynes

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Milton Keynes

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Test Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 20 (68.97%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (65.52%) Security Cleared
3 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (37.93%) Windows
4 11 (37.93%) Test Planning
5 10 (34.48%) Oracle
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (27.59%) Finance
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
8 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
8 7 (24.14%) DV Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) SCCM
9 6 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
9 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
9 6 (20.69%) MSI
9 6 (20.69%) SDLC
10 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
10 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (17.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (17.24%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) ISEB
10 5 (17.24%) RAD
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (17.24%) RUP
10 5 (17.24%) Application Packaging
10 5 (17.24%) Unified Process
10 5 (17.24%) Release Management

Test Manager 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 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (6.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MSI
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) MSTest
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) FMCG
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Test Planning
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) Defect Management
4 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
5 6 (20.69%) Compatibility Testing
5 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2
5 6 (20.69%) SDLC
6 5 (17.24%) Application Packaging
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) RAD
6 5 (17.24%) Release Management
6 5 (17.24%) RUP
6 5 (17.24%) Unified Process
6 5 (17.24%) V-Model
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) Test Management
7 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) DV Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) ISEB
5 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) HP
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