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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 52 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.25% 0.85% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 1.08% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
Average daily rate £400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £345 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £430 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
793 929 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.17% 78.53% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 478 430
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.75 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 +18 17 £406 +1.56%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 14 (40.00%) Finance
1 14 (40.00%) Banking
2 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
4 9 (25.71%) Oracle
5 8 (22.86%) HP UFT
5 8 (22.86%) Test Management
6 6 (17.14%) Selenium
6 6 (17.14%) Degree
6 6 (17.14%) Retail
6 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
6 6 (17.14%) Migration
6 6 (17.14%) UML
7 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 5 (14.29%) Data Integration
7 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (11.43%) User Stories
8 4 (11.43%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
8 4 (11.43%) Retail Banking
8 4 (11.43%) Oracle EBS

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Project
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) PowerCenter
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) HP UFT
2 6 (17.14%) Selenium
3 3 (8.57%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.86%) eggPlant
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (40.00%) Banking
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Retail
3 4 (11.43%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Test Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Data Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Developer in Test
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Data Migration Lead
8 1 (2.86%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) CSS
1 3 (8.57%) HTML
1 3 (8.57%) RESTful
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Biometrics
5 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Unix
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
1 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
1 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.86%) Test Management
4 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
4 6 (17.14%) Migration
4 6 (17.14%) UML
5 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (11.43%) User Stories
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Testing
7 3 (8.57%) BDD
7 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
7 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
7 3 (8.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) ISEB
4 3 (8.57%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Informatica
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.86%) Compaq
4 1 (2.86%) ESRI
4 1 (2.86%) Terracotta
4 1 (2.86%) webMethods