Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 87 44
Rank change year-on-year -6 -43 +43
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 14 28 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.95% 1.66% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.95% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 28
Milton Keynes median daily rate £463 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% +1.32% +35.71%
10th Percentile £357 £372 £341
90th Percentile £635 £546 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £481 £475
% change year-on-year -3.90% +1.32% +26.67%
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 1,258 1,433 1,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 85.29% 84.99% 84.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 713 656
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £236 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 38 33
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £13.93 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +16.04% -26.15%
10th Percentile £8.88 £8.70 £9.00
90th Percentile £16.66 £19.50 £15.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.19% +14.29% -30.00%

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 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (35.71%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (35.71%) CRM
3 5 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (35.71%) Office 365
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) MCP
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (28.57%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills

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:

Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Dynamics 365
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 2 (14.29%) ClearQuest
2 2 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) CRM Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
3 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) ISMS
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) C
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) MCP
2 4 (28.57%) MCSE
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle