The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 85 93 89
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.96% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.34% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 4
Average salary £34,000 £52,500 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.23% +16.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £36,100 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £63,100 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
928 889 872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 88.72% 84.75% 79.71%
Number of salaries quoted 796 673 698
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Milton Keynes region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
4 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (33.33%) Test Management
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (26.67%) Open Source
6 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (13.33%) QA
8 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) Banking
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) PowerCenter
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Test Programme Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Web Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Open Source
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica