The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 84 103 86
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 15 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.14% 0.079% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.095% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 1 4
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £35,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £45,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1002 1050 804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.97% 83.14% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 802 923 666
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Test Strategy
Buckinghamshire

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 23 April 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 12 (66.67%) SQL
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
3 9 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (44.44%) Retail
4 8 (44.44%) Logistics
4 8 (44.44%) Military
4 8 (44.44%) SSADM
4 8 (44.44%) Back Office
4 8 (44.44%) MS Office
4 8 (44.44%) ITIL
4 8 (44.44%) RDBMS
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
6 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (27.78%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) Test Management
7 3 (16.67%) Workflow
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) C
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (16.67%) User Stories

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (44.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Military
2 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 8 (44.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Test Team Leader
2 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Packager
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
1 8 (44.44%) SSADM
1 8 (44.44%) Logistics
2 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Test Management
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C
2 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft