Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 37 62 85
Rank change year-on-year +25 +23 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 8 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.93% 1.03% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.23% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Median daily rate £525 £438 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.94% +18.24%
10th Percentile £337 £397 £412
90th Percentile £561 £508 £980
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £525 £438 £505
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.37% +18.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 327 652 1,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 90.08% 83.59% 89.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 444 646
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £278 £275 £231
90th Percentile £600 £569 £622
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £440 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.80% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 43 58
Median hourly rate £12.85 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.36% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £9.52 £11.35 £10.67
90th Percentile £13.67 £21.11 £47.50
Median hourly rate £12.98 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% -7.81% +6.67%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Strategy in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Governance
1 3 (42.86%) Strategic Roadmap
2 2 (28.57%) Technology Roadmap
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) TIBCO
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Workshop Facilitation
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) OpenScape
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) QlikView
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Data Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel Voice Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Solution Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Governance
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) Strategic Roadmap
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) CMMI
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) TIBCO
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Mitel
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com