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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 61 70 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.14% 0.37% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.46% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Median daily rate £418 £344 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £339 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £349 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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
599 658 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.33% 81.23% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 356 424
Median daily rate £411 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +220.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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
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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 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 7 (30.43%) Finance
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
1 7 (30.43%) Test Management
2 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
2 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
4 4 (17.39%) ISEB
4 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.04%) Unix
5 3 (13.04%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) UML
5 3 (13.04%) Automotive
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing

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 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (4.35%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) MPLS
1 1 (4.35%) SDH
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.70%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.35%) Essbase
3 1 (4.35%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Test Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) OSS Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management Manager
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Amdocs Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) HR Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) J2EE
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Test Management
2 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
2 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) UML
6 2 (8.70%) B2C
6 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Amdocs OSS
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Amdocs
3 2 (8.70%) Cramer
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Compaq
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Informatica
4 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (4.35%) Temenos
4 1 (4.35%) Terracotta
4 1 (4.35%) webMethods