The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK / England
Rank 262 239 248
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 346 479 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 1.01% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.22% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 271 242
Median daily rate £420 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.60% +55.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £49.00 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £176.00 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-26.60% +55.84%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
33904 39232 37671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.43% 82.52% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22608 25992 24260
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 1055 1023
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 England

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the England region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the England region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 159 £440 -3.82% 34
South East -7 60 £385 +4.05% 20
East Midlands +19 32 £425 -5.55% 3
East of England +15 28 £438 -2.77% 8
South West +16 23 £400 -11.11% 5
West Midlands -52 16 £410 -9.89% 5
North West +8 15 £470 +13.93% 5
Yorkshire +6 9 £375 -22.68% 4
Midlands +2 1 £325 -
North East -18 1 £275 -14.06% 2
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 276 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (23.97%) Finance
3 154 (21.84%) Test Scripting
4 128 (18.16%) QA
5 125 (17.73%) Selenium
6 120 (17.02%) SQL
7 118 (16.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 110 (15.60%) Java
9 109 (15.46%) Test Automation
10 108 (15.32%) Test Management
11 97 (13.76%) Oracle
12 91 (12.91%) Automated Testing
13 89 (12.62%) Regression Testing
14 88 (12.48%) JIRA
15 84 (11.91%) BDD
16 75 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 75 (10.64%) Scrum
16 75 (10.64%) Microsoft
17 74 (10.50%) Non-Functional Testing
18 73 (10.35%) Migration
18 73 (10.35%) Banking
19 71 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
20 70 (9.93%) Security Cleared
21 68 (9.65%) System Integration Testing
22 67 (9.50%) Waterfall
23 66 (9.36%) Functional Testing
24 65 (9.22%) Integration Testing
25 62 (8.79%) Performance Testing
25 62 (8.79%) Cucumber
26 61 (8.65%) Defect Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 31 (4.40%) Confluence
2 15 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 14 (1.99%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.42%) CMS
5 7 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.99%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.57%) Moodle
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.57%) SAP Portal
7 4 (0.57%) SAS
8 3 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.14%) Documentum
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 56 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.26%) MS Office
3 19 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.13%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.99%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.57%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.57%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.57%) SAP WM
6 4 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.43%) LabWindows
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.28%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.27%) SaaS
2 9 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.85%) IaaS
3 6 (0.85%) Office 365
3 6 (0.85%) PaaS
4 4 (0.57%) Basecamp
5 3 (0.43%) GitHub
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.28%) Boomi
6 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.14%) Google Play
7 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.14%) Taleo
7 1 (0.14%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.42%) Internet
2 8 (1.13%) DSL
3 7 (0.99%) Network Security
4 6 (0.85%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.57%) BGP
6 4 (0.57%) MPLS
6 4 (0.57%) OSPF
7 3 (0.43%) HSRP
7 3 (0.43%) LDAP
7 3 (0.43%) PPP
7 3 (0.43%) RS-422
8 2 (0.28%) Skype
8 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.14%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 1 (0.14%) Multicast
9 1 (0.14%) SONET
9 1 (0.14%) VPLS
9 1 (0.14%) VPN
9 1 (0.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.12%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.13%) Big Data
7 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (1.13%) SAP BW
7 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 7 (0.99%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.71%) PowerCenter
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 125 (17.73%) Selenium
2 88 (12.48%) JIRA
3 62 (8.79%) Cucumber
4 50 (7.09%) WebDriver
5 44 (6.24%) Git (software)
5 44 (6.24%) Jenkins
6 38 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (5.11%) HP UFT
8 33 (4.68%) SoapUI
9 32 (4.54%) JUnit
10 24 (3.40%) SpecFlow
11 18 (2.55%) JBehave
11 18 (2.55%) Maven
11 18 (2.55%) NUnit
12 16 (2.27%) Visual Studio
13 14 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.99%) JMeter
14 13 (1.84%) TeamCity
15 12 (1.70%) Mockito
15 12 (1.70%) MSTest
General
1 169 (23.97%) Finance
2 73 (10.35%) Banking
3 49 (6.95%) Retail
4 14 (1.99%) Military
5 11 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.56%) Legal
6 10 (1.42%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.99%) Back Office
8 7 (0.99%) Front Office
9 6 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.71%) Advertising
10 5 (0.71%) Billing
10 5 (0.71%) Marketing
10 5 (0.71%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.57%) Automotive
11 4 (0.57%) Games
12 3 (0.43%) Electronics
12 3 (0.43%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 196 (27.80%) Test Manager
2 147 (20.85%) Analyst
3 104 (14.75%) Test Analyst
4 97 (13.76%) Tester
5 80 (11.35%) Test Leader
6 58 (8.23%) Developer
7 39 (5.53%) Programme Manager
8 37 (5.25%) Programme Test Manager
8 37 (5.25%) Test Programme Manager
9 36 (5.11%) Automation Tester
9 36 (5.11%) Test Engineer
10 33 (4.68%) Business Analyst
11 21 (2.98%) Automation Test Analyst
11 21 (2.98%) Senior Manager
12 20 (2.84%) Agile Test Manager
13 19 (2.70%) Project Manager
14 17 (2.41%) QA Tester
15 16 (2.27%) Architect
16 15 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
17 14 (1.99%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.10%) .NET
2 34 (4.82%) Gherkin
3 30 (4.26%) XML
4 29 (4.11%) RESTful
5 25 (3.55%) REST
6 24 (3.40%) SOAP
7 23 (3.26%) Web Services
8 22 (3.12%) Spring
9 20 (2.84%) J2EE
10 16 (2.27%) Hibernate
11 15 (2.13%) Middleware
12 12 (1.70%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.28%) CSS
13 9 (1.28%) FpML
14 8 (1.13%) HTML
15 6 (0.85%) Chai
16 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET
17 4 (0.57%) Java EE
17 4 (0.57%) NHibernate
17 4 (0.57%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.84%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (2.27%) Reference Data
4 16 (2.27%) Virtual Team
5 14 (1.99%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.84%) Data Structures
6 13 (1.84%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.42%) Equities
8 8 (1.13%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.13%) Data Conversion
8 8 (1.13%) Derivative
8 8 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 7 (0.99%) ASIC
10 6 (0.85%) DTCC
10 6 (0.85%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.57%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 56 (7.94%) Unix
2 37 (5.25%) Windows
3 25 (3.55%) Linux
4 17 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.71%) AIX
5 5 (0.71%) VME
5 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.57%) Android
6 4 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.57%) Solaris
6 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (39.15%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (21.84%) Test Scripting
3 118 (16.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 109 (15.46%) Test Automation
5 108 (15.32%) Test Management
6 91 (12.91%) Automated Testing
7 89 (12.62%) Regression Testing
8 84 (11.91%) BDD
9 75 (10.64%) Scrum
9 75 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 74 (10.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 73 (10.35%) Migration
12 71 (10.07%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (9.65%) System Integration Testing
14 67 (9.50%) Waterfall
15 66 (9.36%) Functional Testing
16 65 (9.22%) Integration Testing
17 62 (8.79%) Performance Testing
18 61 (8.65%) Defect Management
19 57 (8.09%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (17.02%) SQL
2 110 (15.60%) Java
3 53 (7.52%) C#
4 35 (4.96%) C
4 35 (4.96%) JavaScript
5 26 (3.69%) Shell Script
6 25 (3.55%) PL/SQL
7 18 (2.55%) Python
8 16 (2.27%) Perl
9 15 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 12 (1.70%) Ruby
11 11 (1.56%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.42%) C++
13 9 (1.28%) Groovy
14 8 (1.13%) COBOL
15 5 (0.71%) F#
16 4 (0.57%) ABAP
17 3 (0.43%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.43%) Embedded C++
17 3 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 47 (6.67%) ISEB
3 42 (5.96%) ISTQB
3 42 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.26%) Degree
5 17 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.71%) PMP
10 4 (0.57%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.28%) IIBA
12 2 (0.28%) MBA
13 1 (0.14%) APMP
13 1 (0.14%) CRISC
13 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (18.16%) QA
2 16 (2.27%) MiFID
2 16 (2.27%) SDET
3 10 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.28%) EMIR
5 8 (1.13%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.28%) Basel II
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.14%) GMP
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.99%) Docker
4 4 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.43%) vSphere
6 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 52 (7.38%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.13%) Tivoli
3 14 (1.99%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 5 (0.71%) Ganglia
4 5 (0.71%) nmon
5 4 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.43%) Control-M
7 2 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.14%) Ambari
8 1 (0.14%) Grafana
8 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 97 (13.76%) Oracle
2 75 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 50 (7.09%) HP
3 50 (7.09%) SAP
4 25 (3.55%) webMethods
5 22 (3.12%) IBM
5 22 (3.12%) Pega
6 18 (2.55%) Informatica
7 13 (1.84%) VMware
8 12 (1.70%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.42%) Guidewire
9 10 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.28%) BEA
11 6 (0.85%) Dell
11 6 (0.85%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.71%) Adobe
12 5 (0.71%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.71%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.57%) Telerik
13 4 (0.57%) Teradata
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