The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 66 102
Rank change year-on-year -21 +36  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 20 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.54% 2.38% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 2.64% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 10
Median salary £51,250 £35,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.42% -20.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £35,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,200 £39,000 £51,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.11% -  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 864 758 1332
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.61% 90.13% 87.57%
Number of salaries quoted 648 633 1069
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +1.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 12 (85.71%) QA
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) JIRA
5 5 (35.71%) Open Source
5 5 (35.71%) iPad
5 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 5 (35.71%) Line Management
5 5 (35.71%) QA Automation
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) Social Media

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (35.71%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Java Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) JIRA Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (7.14%) Information Officer
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 5 (35.71%) Line Management
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) QA Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Time Management
5 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago