Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 months to 6 December 2019 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
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 97 112
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 -48
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.96% 1.12% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.27% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.28% +13.16% -
10th Percentile £406 £458 £416
90th Percentile £552 £950 £544
South East median daily rate £458 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +1.67% +8.43% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +81.25% -15.79% +7.34%

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,150 1,499 1,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 84.68% 88.75% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 862 932
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.46% +3.70% -3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £255
90th Percentile £563 £578 £530
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 80 93
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -12.97% +12.95%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.98 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.00 £34.13 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £25.06 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +13.91% -7.09%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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 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 6 months to 6 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +24 9 £450 -10.00% 1
High Wycombe - 3 - -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (84.62%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 5 (38.46%) SAP
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Workflow
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Management
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) hybris
5 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (23.08%) GDPR
6 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Azure
6 3 (23.08%) AWS
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) WPF
6 3 (23.08%) Retail
6 3 (23.08%) Data Management
6 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) AWS
1 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
5 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Data Management
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (23.08%) Statistics
6 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (84.62%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) GDPR
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) hybris
3 1 (7.69%) Workday