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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 264 223 253
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +30
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 455 540 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.91% 1.05% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.31% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 341 224
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £32.00 £31.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £32.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
Test Strategy
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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
41414 41262 38397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.03% 79.98% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27624 27289 24283
Median daily rate £450 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 943 1073 1105
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.31 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -38 176 £475 +1.87% 29
South East -23 88 £411 +9.66% 14
West Midlands -6 51 £353 -11.75% 8
North East -5 45 £310 -22.50% 1
East of England +30 29 £400 +19.40% 10
South West +4 26 £413 +10.73% 8
North West -66 14 £400 +2.96% 6
Yorkshire -10 12 £486 +38.85% 6
East Midlands -3 10 £400 +45.45% 2
Midlands - 1 - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 324 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (24.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 209 (22.57%) Test Scripting
4 203 (21.92%) Finance
5 177 (19.11%) Test Management
6 151 (16.31%) SQL
7 143 (15.44%) QA
8 139 (15.01%) Security Cleared
9 134 (14.47%) Java
10 123 (13.28%) Test Automation
11 118 (12.74%) Defect Management
12 114 (12.31%) Waterfall
13 112 (12.10%) ISEB
14 106 (11.45%) ISTQB
15 104 (11.23%) Oracle
16 102 (11.02%) Scrum
17 101 (10.91%) Integration Testing
18 100 (10.80%) Regression Testing
19 96 (10.37%) Selenium
19 96 (10.37%) SC Cleared
20 92 (9.94%) HP Quality Center
20 92 (9.94%) Functional Testing
21 91 (9.83%) Automated Testing
22 90 (9.72%) Banking
22 90 (9.72%) System Integration Testing
23 89 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
24 87 (9.40%) Migration
24 87 (9.40%) JIRA
24 87 (9.40%) Performance Testing
25 82 (8.86%) Software Testing

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 22 (2.38%) Confluence
2 18 (1.94%) WebLogic
3 14 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.40%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.86%) SAS
6 6 (0.65%) CMS
7 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.32%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.11%) Apache
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.11%) IIS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 49 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.92%) MS Office
3 22 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.54%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.32%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (0.86%) SaaS
5 7 (0.76%) GitHub
6 6 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.32%) Google Play
8 3 (0.32%) PaaS
9 2 (0.22%) Force.com
9 2 (0.22%) Office 365
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.59%) Internet
2 11 (1.19%) VPN
3 10 (1.08%) HTTP
4 7 (0.76%) VoIP
5 6 (0.65%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.54%) 3G
6 5 (0.54%) Firewall
7 4 (0.43%) DNS
7 4 (0.43%) LAN
7 4 (0.43%) WAN
8 3 (0.32%) 4G
8 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.32%) MVNO
8 3 (0.32%) RS-422
8 3 (0.32%) SAN
8 3 (0.32%) Skype
8 3 (0.32%) SMS
8 3 (0.32%) SSH
8 3 (0.32%) SSL
8 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 21 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
3 21 (2.27%) Pentaho
4 17 (1.84%) Big Data
4 17 (1.84%) MySQL
5 12 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.19%) Data Mining
7 9 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (0.86%) Neo4j
8 8 (0.86%) Redis
9 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.43%) GIS
10 4 (0.43%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 96 (10.37%) Selenium
2 87 (9.40%) JIRA
3 62 (6.70%) HP UFT
4 42 (4.54%) SoapUI
5 39 (4.21%) Cucumber
6 38 (4.10%) LoadRunner
7 35 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (2.59%) WebDriver
9 23 (2.48%) Visual Studio
10 16 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 14 (1.51%) JMeter
12 13 (1.40%) JUnit
12 13 (1.40%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.19%) Git (software)
14 10 (1.08%) Appium
15 8 (0.86%) TestComplete
16 7 (0.76%) Facilita Forecast
17 6 (0.65%) Ranorex
17 6 (0.65%) TeamCity
18 5 (0.54%) Mockito
General
1 203 (21.92%) Finance
2 90 (9.72%) Banking
3 46 (4.97%) Retail
4 41 (4.43%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.92%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.51%) Games
7 12 (1.30%) Legal
7 12 (1.30%) Marketing
8 10 (1.08%) Back Office
9 8 (0.86%) Front Office
10 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.43%) Electronics
11 4 (0.43%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.43%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Automotive
12 3 (0.32%) Billing
12 3 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 293 (31.64%) Test Manager
2 164 (17.71%) Analyst
3 120 (12.96%) Test Analyst
4 108 (11.66%) Test Leader
5 99 (10.69%) Developer
6 78 (8.42%) Tester
7 52 (5.62%) Programme Manager
8 38 (4.10%) Programme Test Manager
8 38 (4.10%) Test Programme Manager
9 37 (4.00%) Test Engineer
10 31 (3.35%) Automation Tester
11 30 (3.24%) Architect
12 28 (3.02%) Business Analyst
13 25 (2.70%) Consultant
14 24 (2.59%) UAT Manager
15 23 (2.48%) UAT Test Manager
16 22 (2.38%) Designer
17 21 (2.27%) SAP Manager
18 20 (2.16%) Solutions Designer
19 18 (1.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (6.80%) .NET
2 44 (4.75%) Web Services
3 43 (4.64%) SOAP
4 39 (4.21%) XML
5 24 (2.59%) J2EE
6 17 (1.84%) CSS
6 17 (1.84%) HTML
7 16 (1.73%) Middleware
7 16 (1.73%) WSDL
7 16 (1.73%) XSD
8 13 (1.40%) Gherkin
8 13 (1.40%) REST
9 11 (1.19%) jQuery
10 8 (0.86%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.76%) ELK Stack
12 5 (0.54%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.54%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.43%) Apache Cordova
13 4 (0.43%) Spring
13 4 (0.43%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (2.05%) Mobile App
3 18 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 16 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (1.73%) Virtual Team
5 15 (1.62%) Derivative
6 14 (1.51%) Data Integration
6 14 (1.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 13 (1.40%) User Experience
8 12 (1.30%) Equities
9 10 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
11 6 (0.65%) AS400
11 6 (0.65%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.65%) iPad
11 6 (0.65%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.65%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.54%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.10%) Unix
2 73 (7.88%) Windows
3 69 (7.45%) Linux
4 13 (1.40%) Android
5 11 (1.19%) AIX
6 10 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.54%) VME
11 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.32%) Solaris
12 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.22%) Fedora
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (24.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 209 (22.57%) Test Scripting
4 177 (19.11%) Test Management
5 123 (13.28%) Test Automation
6 118 (12.74%) Defect Management
7 114 (12.31%) Waterfall
8 102 (11.02%) Scrum
9 101 (10.91%) Integration Testing
10 100 (10.80%) Regression Testing
11 92 (9.94%) Functional Testing
12 91 (9.83%) Automated Testing
13 90 (9.72%) System Integration Testing
14 89 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 87 (9.40%) Migration
15 87 (9.40%) Performance Testing
16 82 (8.86%) Software Testing
17 74 (7.99%) Non-Functional Testing
18 73 (7.88%) SDLC
18 73 (7.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (16.31%) SQL
2 134 (14.47%) Java
3 64 (6.91%) C#
4 53 (5.72%) C
5 33 (3.56%) C++
6 22 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 20 (2.16%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.94%) Perl
9 16 (1.73%) F#
10 15 (1.62%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.62%) Ruby
11 13 (1.40%) VBScript
12 11 (1.19%) Python
12 11 (1.19%) Tcl
12 11 (1.19%) VB
13 9 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.76%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.65%) PHP
16 4 (0.43%) ABAP
16 4 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 139 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 112 (12.10%) ISEB
3 106 (11.45%) ISTQB
4 96 (10.37%) SC Cleared
5 57 (6.16%) Degree
6 44 (4.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.73%) PMP
9 14 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.22%) MCP
14 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.22%) OCP
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.22%) SAP Certification
15 1 (0.11%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (15.44%) QA
2 8 (0.86%) COBIT
2 8 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (0.86%) SLA
3 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.43%) MiFID
4 4 (0.43%) WCAG
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.32%) EMIR
5 3 (0.32%) GxP
5 3 (0.32%) SDET
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.86%) vSphere
4 6 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (0.54%) Docker
6 2 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 92 (9.94%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.97%) HP SiteScope
3 7 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (0.76%) Puppet
4 6 (0.65%) Kibana
4 6 (0.65%) logstash
4 6 (0.65%) OPNET
4 6 (0.65%) SCOM
5 4 (0.43%) Ansible
5 4 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.32%) Opsview
7 2 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.22%) Control-M
7 2 (0.22%) Oozie
7 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.11%) Graphite
8 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 104 (11.23%) Oracle
2 76 (8.21%) HP
3 68 (7.34%) Microsoft
4 54 (5.83%) SAP
5 42 (4.54%) Informatica
6 35 (3.78%) Pega
7 21 (2.27%) VMware
8 20 (2.16%) IBM
9 15 (1.62%) Cloudera
10 14 (1.51%) webMethods
11 13 (1.40%) Google
11 13 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.19%) Sybase
13 9 (0.97%) Citrix
14 8 (0.86%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.86%) WSO2
15 7 (0.76%) Adobe
15 7 (0.76%) BMC
16 6 (0.65%) Veritas
17 5 (0.54%) Intel
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