Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 21 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 Manager
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 73 92
Rank change year-on-year -37 +19 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 6 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.34% 1.33% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 1.43% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 17
Milton Keynes median daily rate £385 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.95% +10.47% +1.47%
10th Percentile £333 £400 £400
90th Percentile £419 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +6.25%
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 1669 1185 1852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 93.01% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 654 948
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £215 £225
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 85 54 81
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.93 £13.61 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.39% +4.69% -
10th Percentile £9.38 £8.65 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £34.85 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Data Privacy
1 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 3 (50.00%) GDPR
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Protractor
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Protractor
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Data Privacy
1 4 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware