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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 56 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.66% 1.07% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.37% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Median daily rate - £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
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
507 731 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.08% 78.35% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 366 417
Median daily rate £438 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £19.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
3 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Refactoring
3 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
3 5 (31.25%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) ISEB
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) ERP
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (18.75%) Android
5 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (18.75%) SDET
5 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch

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 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Vagrant
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) MSTest
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Development Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Development Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) UAT Lead
4 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
5 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) IVR
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
3 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
3 5 (31.25%) Refactoring
3 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) ERP
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Web Development
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (31.25%) ISEB
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
1 3 (18.75%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Avaya
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Informatica
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle