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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 69 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.33% 1.39% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.93% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
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£344 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £339 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.49% +8.75%
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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
689 622 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.63% 71.99% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 347 239
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +6.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) V-Model
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) German Language
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP