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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank - 51 66
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes - 1.74% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.12% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 5
Median daily rate - £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +100.00%

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
512 567 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.33% 82.29% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 290 359
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.16 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017, 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
3 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (41.67%) Pair Programming
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Refactoring
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (33.33%) ERP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) Android
5 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA

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 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) MSTest
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Strategy Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy Manager
3 2 (16.67%) UAT Lead
3 2 (16.67%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
4 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) IVR
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
3 5 (41.67%) Pair Programming
3 5 (41.67%) Refactoring
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) ERP
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
1 3 (25.00%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Informatica
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle