The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 57 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.46% 0.66% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 0.88% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Average daily rate
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£394 £390 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £334 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £443 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
647 683 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 78.52% 75.30% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 430 254
Average daily rate £400 £368 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £10.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £15.18 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Milton Keynes region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Milton Keynes region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (46.67%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (40.00%) SaaS
3 6 (40.00%) Test Management
3 6 (40.00%) PeopleSoft
3 6 (40.00%) HP UFT
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Spanish Language
4 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) PowerCenter
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (13.33%) Automotive
7 2 (13.33%) Retail
7 2 (13.33%) XML Messaging
7 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (13.33%) German Language

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Spanish Language
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) German Language
3 2 (13.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Head of Development
4 1 (6.67%) Head of Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) J2EE
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
1 2 (13.33%) XML Messaging
2 1 (6.67%) SAP XI
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Biometrics
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Management
4 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) UML
7 2 (13.33%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) SAP