Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 92 112
Rank change year-on-year +40 +20 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 13 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.04% 0.85% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.96% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 12
Median daily rate £515 £475 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +41.79% -14.10%
10th Percentile £318 £419 £268
90th Percentile £538 £541 £475
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -59.09% +37.50% -15.79%

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 477 1,359 1,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.67% 88.48% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 749 885
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £227
90th Percentile £636 £600 £563
South East median daily rate £451 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +0.11% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 64 89
Median hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £14.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +38.55% -11.17%
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.91 £10.45
90th Percentile £43.80 £47.02 £44.50
Median hourly rate £31.61 £31.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +0.35% +32.63% +18.75%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire.

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 7 August 2020. 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 +28 6 £515 +8.42%
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) UML
1 3 (50.00%) CRM
1 3 (50.00%) EAI
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) SOA
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) Pardot
2 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) DataPower
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Capita
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms

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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) OpenScape
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Architect
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) DataPower
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) CRM
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) EAI
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (50.00%) SOA
1 3 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (16.67%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Pardot
1 3 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (16.67%) Capita
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Mitel
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO