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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 74 52 74
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.32% 1.99% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 2.42% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 9
Median daily rate £325 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £283 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £442 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
754 827 987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.43% 82.29% 80.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 431 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 22
Median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -13 2 £325 -21.21%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Pair Programming
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Refactoring
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) IVR
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) Docker

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 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) Vagrant
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) UAT Lead
2 2 (22.22%) UAT Test Lead
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer in Test
3 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) IVR
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Pair Programming
2 4 (44.44%) Refactoring
2 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) B2C
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SDET
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Avaya
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle