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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 52 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.51% 1.65% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.05% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
Test Strategy
Buckinghamshire

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
543 780 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.02% 80.50% 79.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 463 406
Median daily rate £425 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 14
Median hourly rate £10.62 £22.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.80% +83.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.07 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £28.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 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 28 August 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 7 (38.89%) Test Management
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) ISEB
4 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) CRM
5 4 (22.22%) ERP
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) QA
6 3 (16.67%) Selenium
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (5.56%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) MPLS
1 1 (5.56%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 2 (11.11%) MSTest
3 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Automotive
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Strategy Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) OSS Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Amdocs Architect
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) HR Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Management
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) ERP
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) B2C
6 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Amdocs
2 2 (11.11%) Cramer
2 2 (11.11%) Informatica
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (5.56%) Temenos