The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 63 73 76
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 25 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.01% 1.06% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.40% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 4
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£450 £288 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £213 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
966 997 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.84% 75.82% 73.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 580 399
Average daily rate £400 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +5 13 £450 +13.20%
High Wycombe +2 2 £375 +53.06%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (41.18%) Test Management
3 14 (41.18%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (26.47%) QA
5 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (23.53%) Migration
6 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
6 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 8 (23.53%) SaaS
7 7 (20.59%) ISEB
7 7 (20.59%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (17.65%) Banking
8 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.65%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Data Migration
9 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Spanish Language
9 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
9 5 (14.71%) SQL
10 4 (11.76%) Oracle
10 4 (11.76%) PowerCenter
10 4 (11.76%) TDD
10 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
11 3 (8.82%) Test Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 5 (14.71%) Spanish Language
4 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.88%) German Language
5 2 (5.88%) Automotive
6 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Payroll Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Project Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Software Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.94%) UAT Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Head of Testing
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Head of Development
7 1 (2.94%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) J2EE
1 2 (5.88%) SOAP
1 2 (5.88%) XML
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
1 2 (5.88%) XML Messaging
2 1 (2.94%) SAP XI
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Biometrics
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (41.18%) Test Management
2 14 (41.18%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Migration
5 6 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.65%) Data Migration
5 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
6 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) TDD
8 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.82%) CRM
8 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
8 3 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
2 2 (5.88%) VB
2 2 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (5.88%) GNVQ
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 2 (5.88%) HNC
5 2 (5.88%) HND
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Northgate
5 1 (2.94%) Ceridian