The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 65 77 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.15% 0.19% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.27% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £393 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +13.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £367 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 750 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.04% 72.46% 67.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 406 297
Average daily rate £367 £370 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.81% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £35.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Strategy
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Vacancies
High Wycombe - 3 £245 - 2
Beaconsfield - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
4 8 (21.05%) NHS
4 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Dynamics GP
5 7 (18.42%) SQL
5 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (18.42%) Project Planning
6 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (15.79%) Data Integration
6 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 5 (13.16%) ISEB
7 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.16%) UML
7 5 (13.16%) Degree
8 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
9 3 (7.89%) Test Management
9 3 (7.89%) System Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Load Testing
9 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
9 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (7.89%) UNIX
9 3 (7.89%) Windows
9 3 (7.89%) VBScript

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (21.05%) Test Leader
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Data Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Data Manager
7 1 (2.63%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Training Manager
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%) ERP Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
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 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Project Planning
5 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.16%) UML
6 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) ITSM
7 3 (7.89%) Load Testing
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Management
8 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
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