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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 58 49 78
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 27 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.65% 2.68% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 3.18% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 7
Median daily rate £488 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.46% +7.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £249 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £378
% change year-on-year -2.43% +8.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -22.37% +60.38%  

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 850 880 969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.42% 84.37% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 468 472
Median daily rate £400 £410 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +4 24 £488 +16.76% 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
3 14 (37.84%) Risk Management
3 14 (37.84%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (35.14%) Management Information System
4 13 (35.14%) Wireless
4 13 (35.14%) CESG
4 13 (35.14%) Cryptography
4 13 (35.14%) CISSP
4 13 (35.14%) RMADS
4 13 (35.14%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (32.43%) IPsec
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (29.73%) Windows
6 11 (29.73%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (27.03%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (27.03%) ISMS
7 10 (27.03%) DV Cleared
8 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
9 8 (21.62%) Information Assurance
9 8 (21.62%) Security Architecture
10 7 (18.92%) Finance
10 7 (18.92%) Internet
11 6 (16.22%) Unix
11 6 (16.22%) ISEB
11 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (16.22%) QA
11 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
12 5 (13.51%) Patch Management

Test Strategy
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) Wireless
2 12 (32.43%) IPsec
3 7 (18.92%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) Intranet
4 1 (2.70%) SMTP
4 1 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) HP UFT
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.41%) MSTest
4 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) JUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Mockito
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Security Advisor
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Security Penetration Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Security Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Strategy Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Software Development Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) CESG
1 13 (35.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.41%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Unix
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Risk Assessment
1 14 (37.84%) Risk Management
2 13 (35.14%) Cryptography
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (29.73%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (27.03%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (27.03%) ISMS
6 8 (21.62%) Information Assurance
6 8 (21.62%) Security Architecture
7 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
8 5 (13.51%) Patch Management
8 5 (13.51%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Test Management
10 3 (8.11%) Agile Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) C++
3 3 (8.11%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
3 13 (35.14%) CESG Certified Professional
3 13 (35.14%) CISSP
4 10 (27.03%) DV Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) ISEB
6 3 (8.11%) Degree
6 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
7 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.70%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (35.14%) RMADS
2 6 (16.22%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.70%) SDET
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Citrix
2 3 (8.11%) Compaq
2 3 (8.11%) HP
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Avaya
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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