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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 98 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.73% 0.18% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 0
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,150 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+10.74% +5.00%
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
1158 940 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.90% 82.38% 76.99%
Number of salaries quoted 940 679 613
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 15 (78.95%) Finance
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) HP
3 10 (52.63%) ISEB
3 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
3 10 (52.63%) QA
4 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (42.11%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
7 6 (31.58%) Business Transformation
7 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
7 6 (31.58%) HP UFT
7 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) Project Management
8 4 (21.05%) Test Management
8 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 4 (21.05%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) Retail
9 3 (15.79%) Release Management
9 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) V-Model
9 3 (15.79%) Automotive
9 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 3 (15.79%) B2C
9 3 (15.79%) Line Management
10 2 (10.53%) F5
10 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (10.53%) SLA
10 2 (10.53%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (78.95%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Automotive
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Environment Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Test Environment Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Head of Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
2 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
3 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
5 6 (31.58%) Business Transformation
5 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.79%) V-Model
7 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.79%) B2C
7 3 (15.79%) Release Management
7 3 (15.79%) Line Management
8 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISEB
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) EMC
2 2 (10.53%) BEA
2 2 (10.53%) McAfee
2 2 (10.53%) Computacenter
2 2 (10.53%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.53%) F5
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SAP