The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 26 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 Strategy
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 49 64
Rank change year-on-year -34 +15  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.78% 2.66% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 3.15% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 16
Median daily rate £433 £475 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +7.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £288 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

Test Strategy 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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 841 794 990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.49% 84.56% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 432 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 23
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.07 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -21 7 £433 -8.80% 1
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (39.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 9 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (24.24%) Banking
6 7 (21.21%) QA
6 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
6 7 (21.21%) Internet
6 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
7 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 6 (18.18%) ISEB
7 6 (18.18%) CISSP
7 6 (18.18%) Java
7 6 (18.18%) SQL
7 6 (18.18%) Windows
7 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 6 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (18.18%) TDD
7 6 (18.18%) Selenium
7 6 (18.18%) ISMS
8 5 (15.15%) RMADS
8 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
8 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Degree
8 5 (15.15%) JIRA
8 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (15.15%) Cucumber

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) PaaS
2 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Internet
2 5 (15.15%) IPsec
2 5 (15.15%) Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) MSTest
5 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) GitLab
6 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.03%) JUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.03%) Mocha
6 1 (3.03%) Mockito
6 1 (3.03%) PhantomJS
6 1 (3.03%) Protractor
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.03%) Automotive
5 1 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Tester
3 5 (15.15%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.12%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Security Penetration Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Security Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Applications Manager
5 3 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Security Advisor
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Strategy Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Digital Transformation
7 1 (3.03%) Information Officer
7 1 (3.03%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.03%) Chai
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) Java EE
1 1 (3.03%) Node.js
1 1 (3.03%) REST
1 1 (3.03%) RESTful
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.15%) CESG
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Online Banking
4 2 (6.06%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (39.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
3 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
3 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 6 (18.18%) ISMS
4 6 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (18.18%) TDD
5 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
5 5 (15.15%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
6 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Management
7 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C++
2 4 (12.12%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) CISSP
3 6 (18.18%) ISEB
4 5 (15.15%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (15.15%) Degree
4 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
5 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CISM
7 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 5 (15.15%) RMADS
3 1 (3.03%) COBIT
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Compaq
2 3 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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