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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 61 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.36% - 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% - 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£425 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £35.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-9.84% -38.86%
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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
638 534 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.68% 72.46% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 272 267
Average daily rate £384 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 39
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.35% +57.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £66.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
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 15 September 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Automotive
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Social Media
4 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) assyst
5 1 (9.09%) Wonderware
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) PowerCenter
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Automotive
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modeller
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Management Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Social Media
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) EPoS
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) UML
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Wonderware
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft