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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 62 84 61
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 19 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.79% 0.69% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 0.87% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 13
Average daily rate £409 £369 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.84% +9.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
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
889 1036 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 83.71% 79.82% 77.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 496 506
Average daily rate £406 £363 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 26
Average hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £15.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +72.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.67 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 11 £418 +21.45% 2
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 15 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (32.50%) Banking
5 11 (27.50%) Retail
5 11 (27.50%) Test Management
5 11 (27.50%) HP UFT
6 9 (22.50%) Oracle
7 8 (20.00%) Selenium
8 7 (17.50%) Degree
8 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
9 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 6 (15.00%) ISEB
9 6 (15.00%) Migration
9 6 (15.00%) Defect Management
10 5 (12.50%) Windows 10
10 5 (12.50%) Temenos
10 5 (12.50%) Windows
10 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Temenos T24
11 4 (10.00%) Retail Banking
11 4 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Temenos T24
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (2.50%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) LAN
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.50%) MPLS
2 1 (2.50%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.50%) Essbase
3 1 (2.50%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) HP UFT
2 8 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (7.50%) eggPlant
4 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) Banking
3 11 (27.50%) Retail
4 4 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (7.50%) Automotive
6 2 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 15 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 14 (35.00%) Test Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Data Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) OSS Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management Manager
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Strategy Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Amdocs Architect
8 1 (2.50%) Data Migration Lead
8 1 (2.50%) HR Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) J2EE
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
1 1 (2.50%) SOAP
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
1 1 (2.50%) XML
1 1 (2.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
1 5 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (27.50%) Test Management
5 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
6 6 (15.00%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.00%) Migration
7 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (10.00%) UML
9 3 (7.50%) B2C
9 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) ISEB
2 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) Temenos
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Amdocs
4 2 (5.00%) Cramer
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) Compaq
5 1 (2.50%) Informatica
5 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.50%) Terracotta
5 1 (2.50%) webMethods