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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 80 82 96
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.04% 1.15% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.25% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 9
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £47,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 786 958 1025
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 90.76% 92.03% 86.50%
Number of salaries quoted 633 758 779
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) ISTQB
2 9 (47.37%) QA
2 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) Line Management
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (21.05%) Selenium
6 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) iPad
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 3 (15.79%) QA Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
8 2 (10.53%) SDLC
8 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (10.53%) Time Management
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.53%) SLA
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Load Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) JIRA
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Lead Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Java Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Finance Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) iPad
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Automated Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) Line Management
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
6 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 3 (15.79%) QA Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) SDLC
8 2 (10.53%) Time Management
9 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
9 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Migration
9 1 (5.26%) Scrum
9 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle