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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 44 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.37% 0.59% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 0.73% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Median daily rate £375 £363 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £251 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
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
513 821 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 81.17% 80.81% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 489 369
Median daily rate £438 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.49 £9.05 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 5 (27.78%) Test Management
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 5 (27.78%) ISEB
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) ERP
4 4 (22.22%) Pair Programming
4 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Android

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 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
2 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) MSTest
3 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Development Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (11.11%) UAT Lead
4 2 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.56%) HR Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) ERP
4 4 (22.22%) Pair Programming
4 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Informatica
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya
4 1 (5.56%) PeopleSoft