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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 248 228 269
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +41
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 477 552 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.95% 1.04% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.29% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 336 212
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £32.00 £31.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £32.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
41710 42817 39755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.12% 80.53% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27739 28398 25061
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1151 1110
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -66 159 £450 - 30
South East -6 100 £419 +11.66% 22
West Midlands -1 66 £368 -8.12% 8
North East +1 47 £310 -31.11%
East of England +31 29 £375 +15.38% 7
South West +18 27 £350 -4.76% 5
North West -27 19 £425 +21.42% 1
Yorkshire -6 15 £497 +16.94% 5
East Midlands -1 9 £375 +36.36% 4
Midlands -7 2 - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 335 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (23.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 199 (21.75%) Test Scripting
4 194 (21.20%) Finance
5 178 (19.45%) Test Management
6 155 (16.94%) QA
7 142 (15.52%) Test Automation
8 141 (15.41%) SQL
9 137 (14.97%) Java
10 125 (13.66%) Security Cleared
11 116 (12.68%) Defect Management
12 115 (12.57%) ISEB
13 107 (11.69%) ISTQB
13 107 (11.69%) Selenium
14 105 (11.48%) Waterfall
15 104 (11.37%) Scrum
15 104 (11.37%) Regression Testing
16 101 (11.04%) Automated Testing
17 98 (10.71%) Functional Testing
18 97 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
19 93 (10.16%) SC Cleared
20 92 (10.05%) Integration Testing
20 92 (10.05%) Migration
21 90 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
22 89 (9.73%) Oracle
23 88 (9.62%) Banking
23 88 (9.62%) System Integration Testing
24 85 (9.29%) Microsoft
25 84 (9.18%) JIRA
26 82 (8.96%) .NET

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 15 (1.64%) Confluence
1 15 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.42%) WebLogic
3 10 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (0.98%) CMS
5 8 (0.87%) SAS
6 5 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.22%) JBoss
9 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.11%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) Documentum
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.28%) MS Office
3 22 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.98%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 22 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.55%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.55%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.44%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.33%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.33%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.33%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.22%) SAP FS
7 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.31%) SaaS
4 9 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.77%) GitHub
6 6 (0.66%) PaaS
6 6 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.44%) Office 365
8 3 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.33%) Google Play
9 2 (0.22%) Force.com
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.40%) Internet
2 10 (1.09%) HTTP
2 10 (1.09%) VPN
3 9 (0.98%) Unified Communications
4 6 (0.66%) VoIP
5 5 (0.55%) DNS
6 4 (0.44%) 3G
6 4 (0.44%) Skype
6 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.33%) 4G
7 3 (0.33%) Firewall
7 3 (0.33%) LTE
7 3 (0.33%) MVNO
7 3 (0.33%) RS-422
7 3 (0.33%) SMS
7 3 (0.33%) SSH
7 3 (0.33%) SSL
7 3 (0.33%) Value-Added Service
8 2 (0.22%) LAN
8 2 (0.22%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.75%) MySQL
4 13 (1.42%) Data Mining
4 13 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (1.31%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.20%) Big Data
6 11 (1.20%) Pentaho
6 11 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.87%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (0.77%) Neo4j
9 7 (0.77%) Redis
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.44%) IDMS
11 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 107 (11.69%) Selenium
2 84 (9.18%) JIRA
3 51 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (5.03%) Cucumber
4 46 (5.03%) HP UFT
5 44 (4.81%) SoapUI
6 33 (3.61%) LoadRunner
7 30 (3.28%) Visual Studio
8 26 (2.84%) SpecFlow
9 25 (2.73%) Jenkins
10 22 (2.40%) WebDriver
11 18 (1.97%) Git (software)
12 17 (1.86%) JUnit
13 14 (1.53%) JMeter
14 12 (1.31%) Subversion
15 11 (1.20%) Zephyr
16 10 (1.09%) Appium
17 9 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (0.98%) Maven
17 9 (0.98%) TestComplete
General
1 194 (21.20%) Finance
2 88 (9.62%) Banking
3 50 (5.46%) Retail
4 31 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.53%) Back Office
6 14 (1.53%) Legal
7 13 (1.42%) Games
8 10 (1.09%) Front Office
8 10 (1.09%) Marketing
9 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.44%) Electronics
11 4 (0.44%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.44%) Publishing
12 3 (0.33%) Billing
12 3 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 295 (32.24%) Test Manager
2 165 (18.03%) Analyst
3 122 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 119 (13.01%) Test Leader
5 88 (9.62%) Developer
6 80 (8.74%) Tester
7 52 (5.68%) Programme Manager
8 38 (4.15%) Programme Test Manager
8 38 (4.15%) Test Programme Manager
9 37 (4.04%) Test Engineer
10 34 (3.72%) Automation Tester
11 30 (3.28%) Business Analyst
12 29 (3.17%) Architect
13 25 (2.73%) UAT Manager
13 25 (2.73%) UAT Test Manager
14 21 (2.30%) SAP Manager
15 20 (2.19%) Consultant
15 20 (2.19%) Designer
16 19 (2.08%) Performance Analyst
16 19 (2.08%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (8.96%) .NET
2 49 (5.36%) Web Services
3 44 (4.81%) XML
4 37 (4.04%) SOAP
5 21 (2.30%) HTML
6 19 (2.08%) REST
7 18 (1.97%) J2EE
8 14 (1.53%) CSS
8 14 (1.53%) Gherkin
9 13 (1.42%) Middleware
10 12 (1.31%) WSDL
10 12 (1.31%) XSD
11 11 (1.20%) .NET Framework
12 10 (1.09%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.87%) RESTful
14 7 (0.77%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.66%) Apache Cordova
15 6 (0.66%) jQuery
16 5 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.51%) Virtual Team
3 16 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.31%) Derivative
4 12 (1.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 11 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.09%) EPoS
6 10 (1.09%) User Experience
7 9 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 9 (0.98%) Equities
8 8 (0.87%) Data Integration
8 8 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 8 (0.87%) iPad
8 8 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.66%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.55%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.55%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.20%) Windows
2 65 (7.10%) Linux
3 50 (5.46%) Unix
4 14 (1.53%) AIX
5 13 (1.42%) Android
6 12 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.09%) VME
8 9 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.98%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.55%) Solaris
10 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Fedora
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (23.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 199 (21.75%) Test Scripting
4 178 (19.45%) Test Management
5 142 (15.52%) Test Automation
6 116 (12.68%) Defect Management
7 105 (11.48%) Waterfall
8 104 (11.37%) Regression Testing
8 104 (11.37%) Scrum
9 101 (11.04%) Automated Testing
10 98 (10.71%) Functional Testing
11 97 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 92 (10.05%) Integration Testing
12 92 (10.05%) Migration
13 88 (9.62%) System Integration Testing
14 82 (8.96%) Performance Testing
15 81 (8.85%) Software Testing
16 72 (7.87%) Project Management
17 70 (7.65%) Non-Functional Testing
18 66 (7.21%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 141 (15.41%) SQL
2 137 (14.97%) Java
3 79 (8.63%) C#
4 55 (6.01%) C
5 34 (3.72%) C++
6 19 (2.08%) F#
7 18 (1.97%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.86%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.86%) Ruby
9 14 (1.53%) Perl
9 14 (1.53%) VBScript
10 11 (1.20%) PHP
10 11 (1.20%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.20%) Python
11 10 (1.09%) COBOL
11 10 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.09%) Tcl
12 8 (0.87%) VB
13 7 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 125 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 115 (12.57%) ISEB
3 107 (11.69%) ISTQB
4 93 (10.16%) SC Cleared
5 59 (6.45%) Degree
6 44 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (3.28%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (1.31%) PMP
9 11 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.44%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.22%) CCA
13 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.22%) OCP
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.22%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (16.94%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (0.77%) SDET
2 7 (0.77%) SLA
3 5 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.55%) MiFID
4 4 (0.44%) COBIT
4 4 (0.44%) EMIR
4 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.44%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.33%) GxP
5 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.22%) WCAG
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 16 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (1.09%) vSphere
4 6 (0.66%) Docker
5 4 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 90 (9.84%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.98%) Puppet
3 8 (0.87%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.55%) Ansible
6 4 (0.44%) Control-M
7 3 (0.33%) SCCM
8 2 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.22%) Kibana
8 2 (0.22%) logstash
8 2 (0.22%) Oozie
8 2 (0.22%) OPNET
8 2 (0.22%) SCOM
8 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.11%) Grafana
9 1 (0.11%) Graphite
9 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 89 (9.73%) Oracle
2 85 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 78 (8.52%) HP
4 54 (5.90%) SAP
5 26 (2.84%) Informatica
6 25 (2.73%) Pega
7 23 (2.51%) VMware
8 16 (1.75%) IBM
9 15 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.42%) Google
11 12 (1.31%) webMethods
12 11 (1.20%) Sybase
13 9 (0.98%) Citrix
13 9 (0.98%) WSO2
14 8 (0.87%) Cloudera
15 6 (0.66%) Guidewire
15 6 (0.66%) ICL
16 5 (0.55%) Adobe
16 5 (0.55%) NetSuite
16 5 (0.55%) ServiceNow
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Venn Group
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