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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 287 240 273
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +33
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 351 497 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.98% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.20% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 304 270
Median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £278 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £43.50 £48.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +29.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £41.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.94 £60.00 £67.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
Test Strategy
UK

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
38173 41342 39811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.79% 81.45% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25638 27209 26333
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1236 1136
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.76% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -30 163 £450 +6.82% 26
South East +12 54 £375 +7.14% 10
West Midlands -16 40 £413 -5.71% 6
North West -21 26 £400 -16.66% 6
East of England -1 17 £388 -3.12% 10
East Midlands +1 16 £425 +25.92% 3
North East -55 11 £318 -29.27%
South West +10 10 £340 -15.00% 4
Yorkshire -22 9 £475 +8.57% 6
Midlands +4 1 £325 -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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.

1 307 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (20.71%) Test Scripting
3 164 (19.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 164 (19.98%) Finance
4 143 (17.42%) Test Automation
5 142 (17.30%) SQL
6 131 (15.96%) QA
7 129 (15.71%) Test Management
8 122 (14.86%) Java
9 115 (14.01%) Selenium
10 107 (13.03%) Automated Testing
11 102 (12.42%) Regression Testing
12 101 (12.30%) Oracle
13 97 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 95 (11.57%) Migration
15 94 (11.45%) Scrum
15 94 (11.45%) .NET
16 93 (11.33%) Microsoft
17 89 (10.84%) Functional Testing
18 86 (10.48%) Security Cleared
19 84 (10.23%) Process Improvement
20 82 (9.99%) Waterfall
20 82 (9.99%) HP
21 81 (9.87%) BDD
22 79 (9.62%) C#
23 78 (9.50%) JIRA
23 78 (9.50%) HP Quality Center
24 77 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
25 75 (9.14%) Integration Testing
26 73 (8.89%) ISTQB

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 17 (2.07%) Confluence
2 16 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.71%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (1.22%) CMS
5 8 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.73%) SAS
6 6 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.37%) JBoss
9 2 (0.24%) Documentum
9 2 (0.24%) SAP Portal
9 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.12%) Apache
10 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 67 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.65%) MS Office
3 27 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.97%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.61%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.61%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.49%) LabWindows
6 4 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.49%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.37%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.24%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.24%) SAP FS
8 2 (0.24%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.07%) SaaS
4 11 (1.34%) PaaS
5 6 (0.73%) IaaS
6 4 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.49%) Office 365
7 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.24%) Boomi
8 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.24%) Force.com
8 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) Taleo
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.07%) Internet
2 9 (1.10%) Unified Communications
3 8 (0.97%) DSL
4 6 (0.73%) VPN
5 5 (0.61%) DNS
5 5 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.49%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.49%) RS-422
7 3 (0.37%) BGP
7 3 (0.37%) HSRP
7 3 (0.37%) MPLS
7 3 (0.37%) OSPF
7 3 (0.37%) PPP
7 3 (0.37%) Skype
8 2 (0.24%) HTTP
8 2 (0.24%) PBX
9 1 (0.12%) 3G
9 1 (0.12%) GSM
9 1 (0.12%) ISUP
9 1 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.34%) MySQL
7 9 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.73%) Big Data
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.61%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.61%) IDMS
11 5 (0.61%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.61%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.49%) Neo4j
12 4 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 115 (14.01%) Selenium
2 78 (9.50%) JIRA
3 53 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 50 (6.09%) Cucumber
5 46 (5.60%) HP UFT
6 38 (4.63%) SpecFlow
7 33 (4.02%) Visual Studio
8 32 (3.90%) Git (software)
9 31 (3.78%) WebDriver
10 29 (3.53%) Jenkins
11 28 (3.41%) SoapUI
12 22 (2.68%) JUnit
13 20 (2.44%) LoadRunner
14 15 (1.83%) Subversion
15 14 (1.71%) JMeter
15 14 (1.71%) NUnit
16 13 (1.58%) MSTest
17 11 (1.34%) Maven
18 8 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 8 (0.97%) TestComplete
General
1 164 (19.98%) Finance
2 65 (7.92%) Banking
3 64 (7.80%) Retail
4 16 (1.95%) Legal
5 14 (1.71%) Games
6 13 (1.58%) Back Office
7 9 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.10%) Multimedia
7 9 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.97%) Front Office
8 8 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.85%) Military
10 6 (0.73%) Billing
10 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.61%) Automotive
11 5 (0.61%) Local Government
11 5 (0.61%) Marketing
12 3 (0.37%) Law
12 3 (0.37%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 228 (27.77%) Test Manager
2 155 (18.88%) Analyst
3 113 (13.76%) Test Leader
4 111 (13.52%) Test Analyst
5 97 (11.81%) Tester
6 81 (9.87%) Developer
7 49 (5.97%) Test Engineer
8 44 (5.36%) Programme Manager
9 40 (4.87%) Automation Tester
10 34 (4.14%) Programme Test Manager
10 34 (4.14%) Test Programme Manager
11 31 (3.78%) Business Analyst
12 29 (3.53%) Architect
13 21 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
14 19 (2.31%) Consultant
14 19 (2.31%) SAP Manager
15 18 (2.19%) Performance Analyst
15 18 (2.19%) Performance Test Analyst
15 18 (2.19%) Senior Analyst
16 16 (1.95%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (11.45%) .NET
2 39 (4.75%) XML
3 30 (3.65%) Web Services
4 25 (3.05%) Gherkin
5 24 (2.92%) J2EE
6 18 (2.19%) REST
6 18 (2.19%) RESTful
6 18 (2.19%) SOAP
7 15 (1.83%) HTML
7 15 (1.83%) Middleware
8 13 (1.58%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.34%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.34%) CSS
10 10 (1.22%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.22%) Chai
10 10 (1.22%) Spring
11 8 (0.97%) FpML
12 6 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (0.73%) Hibernate
12 6 (0.73%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.05%) Virtual Team
3 16 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.83%) Fixed Income
4 15 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (1.58%) EPoS
5 13 (1.58%) Reference Data
6 10 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.10%) Smart Meter
8 8 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 8 (0.97%) Derivative
8 8 (0.97%) Equities
9 7 (0.85%) ASIC
9 7 (0.85%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.85%) User Experience
10 6 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.73%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.73%) DTCC
10 6 (0.73%) iPad
11 5 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 60 (7.31%) Windows
2 48 (5.85%) Unix
3 41 (4.99%) Linux
4 17 (2.07%) AIX
5 14 (1.71%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.10%) Android
8 8 (0.97%) VME
9 7 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.85%) Solaris
9 7 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (20.71%) Test Scripting
3 164 (19.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 143 (17.42%) Test Automation
5 129 (15.71%) Test Management
6 107 (13.03%) Automated Testing
7 102 (12.42%) Regression Testing
8 97 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 95 (11.57%) Migration
10 94 (11.45%) Scrum
11 89 (10.84%) Functional Testing
12 84 (10.23%) Process Improvement
13 82 (9.99%) Waterfall
14 81 (9.87%) BDD
15 77 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
16 75 (9.14%) Integration Testing
17 70 (8.53%) Non-Functional Testing
17 70 (8.53%) Performance Testing
17 70 (8.53%) Project Management
18 68 (8.28%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (17.30%) SQL
2 122 (14.86%) Java
3 79 (9.62%) C#
4 40 (4.87%) C
5 28 (3.41%) JavaScript
6 26 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 25 (3.05%) C++
8 24 (2.92%) Shell Script
9 18 (2.19%) PowerShell
10 17 (2.07%) F#
11 15 (1.83%) Ruby
12 14 (1.71%) Perl
12 14 (1.71%) Python
13 12 (1.46%) COBOL
14 11 (1.34%) VBScript
15 9 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.73%) PHP
17 4 (0.49%) ABAP
18 3 (0.37%) Embedded C
18 3 (0.37%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 86 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.89%) ISTQB
3 71 (8.65%) ISEB
4 64 (7.80%) SC Cleared
5 57 (6.94%) Degree
6 27 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.61%) PMP
10 3 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.24%) CCA
11 2 (0.24%) CISM
11 2 (0.24%) CISSP
11 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.24%) IIBA
12 1 (0.12%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (15.96%) QA
2 12 (1.46%) MiFID
2 12 (1.46%) SDET
3 10 (1.22%) EMIR
4 6 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.49%) SLA
6 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.24%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) Basel II
8 1 (0.12%) GMP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.58%) vSphere
4 11 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.73%) Docker
6 4 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 78 (9.50%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.10%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.97%) Puppet
5 6 (0.73%) Control-M
5 6 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (0.61%) Ansible
7 4 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.37%) SCCM
9 2 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.24%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.24%) nmon
10 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 101 (12.30%) Oracle
2 93 (11.33%) Microsoft
3 82 (9.99%) HP
4 50 (6.09%) SAP
5 27 (3.29%) Pega
6 26 (3.17%) VMware
7 21 (2.56%) webMethods
8 18 (2.19%) Informatica
9 16 (1.95%) IBM
10 14 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.10%) Sybase
12 8 (0.97%) Dell
12 8 (0.97%) Guidewire
13 7 (0.85%) BEA
13 7 (0.85%) ICL
14 6 (0.73%) Citrix
14 6 (0.73%) Hyperion
14 6 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.73%) WSO2
14 6 (0.73%) Xamarin
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