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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 46 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 21 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.55% 0.85% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 1.05% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 13
Median daily rate £375 £375 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £279 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
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
667 1142 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.04% 81.11% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 651 499
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 33
Median hourly rate £25.50 £24.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.49 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +24 16 £375 +3.44%
High Wycombe +10 2 £384 +2.33%
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) Test Management
3 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Retail
4 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (23.33%) BDD
4 7 (23.33%) Finance
5 6 (20.00%) ISEB
5 6 (20.00%) Java
5 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.67%) JIRA
6 5 (16.67%) Refactoring
6 5 (16.67%) Selenium
6 5 (16.67%) C#
6 5 (16.67%) Windows
6 5 (16.67%) Pair Programming
6 5 (16.67%) Banking
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) CRM
7 4 (13.33%) ERP
7 4 (13.33%) HTML

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 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (10.00%) Temenos T24
3 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (3.33%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
1 5 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) MSTest
4 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) eggPlant
5 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
1 7 (23.33%) Retail
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.33%) Development Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Software Development Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) XSLT
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) IVR
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Android
3 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 8 (26.67%) Test Management
3 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 7 (23.33%) BDD
4 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (16.67%) Pair Programming
6 5 (16.67%) Refactoring
6 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (13.33%) CRM
7 4 (13.33%) ERP
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) ISEB
1 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
1 3 (10.00%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Temenos
3 2 (6.67%) Avaya
3 2 (6.67%) Informatica
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft