Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 23 July 2018 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 84 58
Rank change year-on-year -9 -26 +37
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 16 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.05% 1.85% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.19% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 22
Milton Keynes median daily rate £323 £389 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.04% -13.61% +1.41%
10th Percentile £264 £327 £363
90th Percentile £443 £511 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £335 £389 £438
% change year-on-year -13.83% -11.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £46.00

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,279 1,324 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 84.09% 84.44% 84.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 664 695
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.36% +8.13%
10th Percentile £239 £270 £250
90th Percentile £564 £538 £527
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 26 27
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -15.46%
10th Percentile £9.24 £8.89 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £19.10 £15.35
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -14.85% +17.86% -17.65%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
1 9 (56.25%) ISTQB
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
4 5 (31.25%) Business Continuity
4 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (12.50%) User Experience
7 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
7 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Gherkin

Test Strategy
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:

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) ClearCase
2 2 (12.50%) ClearQuest
2 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Law
3 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Business Continuity
4 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
4 5 (31.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Management
8 1 (6.25%) API Integration
8 1 (6.25%) BDD
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.25%) ISMS
8 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
8 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) C++
1 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
1 9 (56.25%) ISTQB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle