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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 45 49 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 +22  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 21 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.26% 2.79% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 1
Median daily rate £488 £418 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.76% +19.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £378
% change year-on-year -2.43% +8.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -22.37% +60.38%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 624 646 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.67% 85.90% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 366 344
Median daily rate £415 £410 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 14 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
3 14 (41.18%) Risk Management
4 13 (38.24%) CESG
4 13 (38.24%) Management Information System
4 13 (38.24%) Wireless
4 13 (38.24%) Cryptography
4 13 (38.24%) CISSP
4 13 (38.24%) RMADS
4 13 (38.24%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (35.29%) IPsec
6 11 (32.35%) Windows
6 11 (32.35%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (29.41%) ISMS
7 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
7 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
9 8 (23.53%) Information Assurance
9 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
10 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
10 6 (17.65%) QA
10 6 (17.65%) Unix
10 6 (17.65%) Internet
10 6 (17.65%) Finance
11 5 (14.71%) Scrum
11 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
11 5 (14.71%) ISEB

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Wireless
2 12 (35.29%) IPsec
3 6 (17.65%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) FTP
4 1 (2.94%) SMTP
4 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.94%) PowerCenter
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 4 (11.76%) HP UFT
2 4 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (5.88%) MSTest
3 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Security Advisor
2 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Security Penetration Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Security Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Strategy Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Risk Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.94%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.94%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) CESG
1 13 (38.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) IVR
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
1 14 (41.18%) Risk Management
2 13 (38.24%) Cryptography
3 11 (32.35%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (29.41%) ISMS
4 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Information Assurance
5 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
6 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 5 (14.71%) Patch Management
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.82%) Test Management
9 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) C++
3 3 (8.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (38.24%) CESG Certified Professional
3 13 (38.24%) CISSP
4 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (14.71%) ISEB
6 3 (8.82%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
7 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.94%) CEH
8 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (38.24%) RMADS
2 6 (17.65%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.94%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Citrix
2 3 (8.82%) Compaq
2 3 (8.82%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Avaya
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