Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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.

Test Strategy
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 52 85
Rank change year-on-year -45 +33 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.27% 3.29% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 3.87% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 14
Milton Keynes median daily rate £475 £475 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.74% +2.27%
10th Percentile £416 £363 £302
90th Percentile £544 £538 £487
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £475 £375
% change year-on-year - +26.67% +7.14%
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 1448 1085 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.46% 85.03% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 638 851
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £416 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +7.92% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £250
90th Percentile £527 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £406 £375
% change year-on-year -1.37% +8.15% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 36
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.88% +23.62%
10th Percentile £8.79 £9.00 £9.38
90th Percentile £24.80 £38.75 £25.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.58 £15.00 £16.27
% change year-on-year +10.53% -7.78% +25.12%

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 12 (54.55%) Big Data
4 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 9 (40.91%) Hadoop
5 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 9 (40.91%) QA
6 8 (36.36%) Finance
6 8 (36.36%) BDD
7 7 (31.82%) Java
7 7 (31.82%) JIRA
7 7 (31.82%) Banking
8 6 (27.27%) Workflow
8 6 (27.27%) Ruby
8 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
8 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 6 (27.27%) SDLC
9 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Data Entry
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) Retail
10 4 (18.18%) Retail Banking
10 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
10 4 (18.18%) ETL
10 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
10 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Data Protection

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 (13.64%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) Big Data
2 9 (40.91%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.64%) Redis
4 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (31.82%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) Appium
3 3 (13.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (13.64%) Bitbucket
3 3 (13.64%) Calabash
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
3 3 (13.64%) IntelliJ
3 3 (13.64%) NUnit
3 3 (13.64%) PhantomJS
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 5 (22.73%) Retail
4 4 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 3 (13.64%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Test Architect
4 4 (18.18%) QA Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Senior QA Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Data Architect
6 2 (9.09%) QA Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Big Data Architect
7 1 (4.55%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) JSON
1 3 (13.64%) REST
1 3 (13.64%) RESTful
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) Cascading
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) Kafka
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Android
1 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
1 3 (13.64%) Mac OS X
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (40.91%) TDD
4 8 (36.36%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 6 (27.27%) SDLC
5 6 (27.27%) Security Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Workflow
6 5 (22.73%) Data Entry
6 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 4 (18.18%) ETL
7 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
8 3 (13.64%) Information Governance
8 3 (13.64%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) Open Source
8 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) Ruby
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Apple Swift
4 3 (13.64%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CISM
2 1 (4.55%) CISSP
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) GDPR
3 1 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) Oozie
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) MapR