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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 49 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.39% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 0.31% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Average daily rate £406 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
595 635 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.80% 78.59% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 352 321
Average daily rate £399 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 15
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £30.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) UML
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Data Integration
4 5 (19.23%) Test Management
4 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
4 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
4 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
5 4 (15.38%) HP UFT
5 4 (15.38%) Retail
5 4 (15.38%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Unix
5 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (11.54%) Vagrant
6 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (11.54%) Docker
6 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) SDET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) PowerCenter
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) HP UFT
2 3 (11.54%) Vagrant
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 4 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Data Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
1 3 (11.54%) RESTful
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Integration
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Biometrics
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
1 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) UML
4 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
4 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
4 5 (19.23%) Test Management
4 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.54%) BDD
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Pair Programming
5 3 (11.54%) Refactoring
5 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) CRM
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Informatica
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Compaq
4 1 (3.85%) ESRI
4 1 (3.85%) Terracotta
4 1 (3.85%) webMethods