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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 63 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 0 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.36% - 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% - 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Average daily rate
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£425 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
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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
626 551 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.06% 73.47% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 301 273
Average daily rate £375 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 30
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £55.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) ITSM
3 3 (21.43%) Automotive
3 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) VBScript
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Social Media
4 2 (14.29%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Project Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) DB2
4 1 (7.14%) PowerCenter
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Automotive
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modeller
4 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
1 2 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) ITSM
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 2 (14.29%) UML
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Wonderware