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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 85 104 88
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.53% 0.58% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.70% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 13
Average salary £38,000 £36,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,600 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
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
868 1146 1066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.18% 83.59% 81.06%
Number of salaries quoted 666 868 833
Average salary £45,500 £42,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% +5.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 11 (78.57%) ISEB
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (50.00%) Test Management
3 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 5 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
5 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Coaching
8 1 (7.14%) SDLC
8 1 (7.14%) QA
8 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.14%) System Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Test Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Programme Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Programme Test Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Test Programme Manager
3 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Test Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Web Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Manager
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 7 (50.00%) Test Management
3 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Coaching
8 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) SDLC
8 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISEB
1 11 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mitie Group PlC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago