The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 61 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.83% 0.84% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 1.15% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Average daily rate £338 £400 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +40.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
845 611 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.42% 73.26% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 356 381
Average daily rate £355 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Buckinghamshire region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -9 12 £425 +9.67% 1
Marlow - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) NHS
4 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (24.00%) Project Planning
5 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (20.00%) Data Integration
6 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) ISEB
7 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (16.00%) UML
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (16.00%) System Testing
8 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.00%) SQL
9 2 (8.00%) VBScript
9 2 (8.00%) ITIL
9 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle
9 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (8.00%) Windows

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) PowerCenter
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Automotive
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (24.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Data Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (4.00%) ERP Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Training Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Data Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) NHS
2 5 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.00%) Social Media
5 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (24.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.00%) UML
6 4 (16.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.00%) ITIL
8 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.00%) ITSM
8 2 (8.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Load Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VBScript
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) HP
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