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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 66 79 61
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.29% 0.095% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.13% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
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£245 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.94% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £360 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £360 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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
868 790 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.51% 74.95% 70.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 407 347
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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
High Wycombe - 7 £245 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £398 - 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.69%) Test Management
3 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (13.79%) ISEB
5 4 (13.79%) NHS
6 3 (10.34%) System Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
6 3 (10.34%) UNIX
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) Automotive
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Banking
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
7 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE
7 2 (6.90%) HP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (3.45%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Automotive
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Test Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Management Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Data Modeller
5 1 (3.45%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Data Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Web Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Social Media
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Test Management
3 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.34%) System Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Wonderware
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