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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 66 80 56
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 0.18% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.24% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 9
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£250 £393 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.30% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £367 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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
892 823 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.17% 75.44% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 429 349
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 41
Average hourly rate £16.32 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.46% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £44.97 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Milton Keynes +9 4 £425 - 1
High Wycombe - 3 £245 - 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 11 (28.95%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 8 (21.05%) NHS
5 8 (21.05%) Dynamics GP
5 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
6 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (18.42%) Project Planning
6 7 (18.42%) SQL
7 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (15.79%) Data Integration
8 5 (13.16%) Degree
8 5 (13.16%) ISEB
8 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.16%) UML
9 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 4 (10.53%) Test Management
10 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) System Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Load Testing
10 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
10 3 (7.89%) UNIX
10 3 (7.89%) Windows

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.63%) IIS
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.63%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.63%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Intranet
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) PowerCenter
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Automotive
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Test Manager
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Test Leader
4 7 (18.42%) Architect
5 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.63%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) NHS
2 6 (15.79%) Data Integration
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Social Media
5 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) UNIX
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Project Planning
6 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 5 (13.16%) UML
7 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Test Management
9 3 (7.89%) Load Testing
9 3 (7.89%) System Testing
9 3 (7.89%) ITIL
9 3 (7.89%) ITSM
10 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
10 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.26%) PRINCE
10 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) VBScript
2 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ISEB
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Dell
3 1 (2.63%) Wonderware