The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 58 66 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.78% 0.14% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.20% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Average daily rate
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£398 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
679 512 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.44% 71.81% 67.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 283 208
Average daily rate £370 £370 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 20
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.90 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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 9 (47.37%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) Project Planning
2 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
3 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (31.58%) Data Integration
3 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
4 5 (26.32%) ISEB
4 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
4 5 (26.32%) UML
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Degree
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (15.79%) Automotive
6 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.79%) ITSM
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) VBScript
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) System Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.26%) ArcGIS
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (36.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Automotive
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Data Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Modeller
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Integration
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Social Media
4 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Planning
2 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (31.58%) Data Modelling
3 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
3 5 (26.32%) UML
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
4 3 (15.79%) ITSM
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) System Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.26%) Test Management
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
1 3 (15.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Wonderware
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft