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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 70 59 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.12% 1.65% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 2.05% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 12
Median daily rate - £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
684 780 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.21% 80.58% 80.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 393 494
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 39
Median hourly rate £38.50 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.12% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.19 £8.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (38.46%) Refactoring
3 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 4 (30.77%) ERP
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Vagrant
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (15.38%) MSTest
3 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Development Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Software Development Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Test Development Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Strategy Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy Manager
3 2 (15.38%) UAT Lead
3 2 (15.38%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) IVR
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
3 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming
3 5 (38.46%) Refactoring
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
4 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 4 (30.77%) ERP
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 3 (23.08%) Web Development
6 2 (15.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
1 3 (23.08%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Avaya
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Informatica
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle