Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £681 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 Manager
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 116 76
Rank change year-on-year +20 -40 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 8 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.60% 0.34% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.36% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Milton Keynes median daily rate £681 £385 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.95% -18.95% +10.47%
10th Percentile £416 £333 £400
90th Percentile £950 £419 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +8.82% -10.53% +11.76%
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 1,248 1,685 1,210
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.98% 95.36% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 831 668
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.32% +10.33%
10th Percentile £219 £251 £220
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 83 57
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £16.93 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% +30.23% -
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.34 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.31 £21.00 £30.95
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -19.71% +25.00% -

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Milton Keynes

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) People Management
3 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
4 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Retail

Test Manager 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) People Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle