Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 97 63
Rank change year-on-year +17 -34 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.90% 0.98% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.17% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 20
Milton Keynes median daily rate £463 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -12.82% +20.00%
10th Percentile £392 £359 £318
90th Percentile £970 £544 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £425 £488
% change year-on-year +17.65% -12.82% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes 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 983 1,365 1,090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 88.32% 84.00% 86.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 745 642
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £275
90th Percentile £613 £538 £575
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 45 28
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +1.75% +3.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.39 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £24.60 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -7.06%

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 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) People Management
3 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) CRM Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Testing
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) People Management
3 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft