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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 73 62 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.55% 0.28% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.40% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £350 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -0.70%
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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
681 505 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.58% 71.13% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 250 186
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £62.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 5 (62.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) EPoS
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive
4 1 (12.50%) ArcGIS
4 1 (12.50%) assyst

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Wonderware