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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 214 236 280
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +44
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 518 425 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 0.89% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.16% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 234 160
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £255 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £535 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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
38562 36616 34022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.60% 76.46% 75.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25377 23196 20945
Average daily rate £418 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.08% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1116 1044
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.81 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the England region over the 3 months to 8 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +48 229 £460 +8.23% 54
South East +14 118 £375 +15.38% 23
North West +17 68 £413 -14.94% 10
West Midlands +2 22 £388 +23.01% 3
East of England -18 22 £360 -8.28% 7
East Midlands -1 15 £275 -26.66% 5
Yorkshire -22 15 £360 +18.51% 5
South West -35 15 £373 +5.67% 6
North East -24 13 £350 -6.66% 3
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 277 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (27.97%) Finance
3 246 (25.20%) QA
4 230 (23.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 215 (22.03%) Test Scripting
6 192 (19.67%) Test Management
7 185 (18.95%) SQL
8 160 (16.39%) Test Automation
9 156 (15.98%) Java
10 153 (15.68%) ISEB
11 145 (14.86%) Oracle
12 133 (13.63%) Migration
13 128 (13.11%) Banking
14 109 (11.17%) Microsoft
15 108 (11.07%) ISTQB
16 106 (10.86%) Security Cleared
17 102 (10.45%) Scrum
18 99 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
19 96 (9.84%) Integration Testing
20 92 (9.43%) Waterfall
21 91 (9.32%) System Integration Testing
22 89 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
22 89 (9.12%) HP
23 85 (8.71%) Test Planning
24 84 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
25 83 (8.50%) Project Management
26 80 (8.20%) Automated Testing
27 79 (8.09%) Selenium
28 74 (7.58%) Software Testing
28 74 (7.58%) UNIX

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (3.07%) WebLogic
2 27 (2.77%) Confluence
3 25 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.84%) Documentum
5 16 (1.64%) SAS
6 7 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.51%) Lync
8 5 (0.51%) Apache
9 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.20%) FileNet
10 2 (0.20%) IIS
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.20%) Captiva
11 1 (0.10%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.10%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.10%) CICS
Applications
1 72 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 43 (4.41%) MS Office
3 16 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) HipChat
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
3 11 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.41%) Agresso
8 4 (0.41%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.02%) SaaS
2 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.56%) HTTP
2 15 (1.54%) VoIP
3 11 (1.13%) Internet
4 8 (0.82%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (0.72%) LTE
5 7 (0.72%) 3G
5 7 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.61%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.61%) 4G
7 5 (0.51%) Network Security
7 5 (0.51%) IPv6
7 5 (0.51%) SMS
7 5 (0.51%) Firewall
8 4 (0.41%) IPsec
8 4 (0.41%) X.509
8 4 (0.41%) MVNO
8 4 (0.41%) VoLTE
8 4 (0.41%) Skype
9 3 (0.31%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.31%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.05%) Data Mining
5 16 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 16 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.02%) HBase
7 10 (1.02%) Big Data
7 10 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.72%) Star Schema
10 6 (0.61%) MS Access
10 6 (0.61%) OLAP
10 6 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
11 5 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 79 (8.09%) Selenium
2 68 (6.97%) JIRA
3 55 (5.64%) HP UFT
4 39 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 36 (3.69%) WebDriver
6 32 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 29 (2.97%) SoapUI
8 28 (2.87%) JMeter
9 24 (2.46%) LoadRunner
10 22 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (2.05%) SpecFlow
12 18 (1.84%) Git (software)
12 18 (1.84%) Visual Studio
13 15 (1.54%) CA Gen
14 14 (1.43%) FitNesse
15 13 (1.33%) NUnit
16 11 (1.13%) Maven
16 11 (1.13%) JUnit
16 11 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.02%) WATIR
General
1 273 (27.97%) Finance
2 128 (13.11%) Banking
3 52 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 46 (4.71%) Retail
5 45 (4.61%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.33%) General Ledger
7 11 (1.13%) Legal
7 11 (1.13%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.72%) Automotive
9 7 (0.72%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.61%) Front Office
11 5 (0.51%) Back Office
11 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.31%) Local Government
13 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.31%) Marketing
13 3 (0.31%) French Language
14 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 346 (35.45%) Test Manager
2 192 (19.67%) Analyst
3 133 (13.63%) Test Leader
4 113 (11.58%) Test Analyst
5 85 (8.71%) Developer
6 71 (7.27%) Tester
7 64 (6.56%) Business Analyst
8 42 (4.30%) Test Engineer
9 37 (3.79%) Programme Manager
9 37 (3.79%) Consultant
10 31 (3.18%) Programme Test Manager
11 30 (3.07%) Architect
12 24 (2.46%) Senior Manager
13 22 (2.25%) Project Manager
14 21 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (2.15%) Senior Test Manager
15 16 (1.64%) Team Leader
16 15 (1.54%) Senior Test Analyst
17 14 (1.43%) QA Manager
17 14 (1.43%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (7.38%) .NET
2 42 (4.30%) XML
3 38 (3.89%) J2EE
4 30 (3.07%) Web Services
5 24 (2.46%) SOAP
6 22 (2.25%) HTML
7 21 (2.15%) Middleware
7 21 (2.15%) JSON
8 15 (1.54%) RESTful
9 11 (1.13%) REST
9 11 (1.13%) XSD
10 10 (1.02%) CSS
11 9 (0.92%) HTML5
12 7 (0.72%) XSLT
13 6 (0.61%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.51%) XML Messaging
15 4 (0.41%) JSF
15 4 (0.41%) WPF
15 4 (0.41%) Silverlight
15 4 (0.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.05%) Management Information System
3 19 (1.95%) Data Centre
4 17 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (1.74%) NHS
4 17 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.33%) Equities
6 12 (1.23%) User Experience
7 10 (1.02%) Smart Meter
7 10 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.02%) Derivative
8 9 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
9 7 (0.72%) Statistics
9 7 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.61%) SWIFT
10 6 (0.61%) Data Conversion
11 5 (0.51%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.51%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.58%) UNIX
2 52 (5.33%) Windows
3 39 (4.00%) Linux
4 10 (1.02%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.92%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.92%) VME
5 9 (0.92%) Android
6 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.20%) AIX
8 2 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.10%) VMS
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (23.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 215 (22.03%) Test Scripting
4 192 (19.67%) Test Management
5 160 (16.39%) Test Automation
6 133 (13.63%) Migration
7 102 (10.45%) Scrum
8 96 (9.84%) Integration Testing
9 92 (9.43%) Waterfall
10 91 (9.32%) System Integration Testing
11 89 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 85 (8.71%) Test Planning
13 84 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
14 83 (8.50%) Project Management
15 80 (8.20%) Automated Testing
16 74 (7.58%) Software Testing
17 72 (7.38%) Performance Testing
18 70 (7.17%) Data Migration
19 69 (7.07%) Data Modelling
20 65 (6.66%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 185 (18.95%) SQL
2 156 (15.98%) Java
3 61 (6.25%) C#
4 38 (3.89%) PL/SQL
5 28 (2.87%) Perl
6 25 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 21 (2.15%) Python
8 17 (1.74%) C
8 17 (1.74%) Ruby
9 14 (1.43%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.23%) VB
11 10 (1.02%) VBA
12 9 (0.92%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.82%) COBOL
14 7 (0.72%) VBScript
14 7 (0.72%) ABAP
15 6 (0.61%) C++
15 6 (0.61%) PHP
16 4 (0.41%) Tcl
17 3 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 153 (15.68%) ISEB
2 108 (11.07%) ISTQB
3 106 (10.86%) Security Cleared
4 69 (7.07%) SC Cleared
5 60 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 60 (6.15%) Degree
6 20 (2.05%) ISEB Practitioner
7 19 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.92%) CCNP
11 8 (0.82%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.31%) HNC
12 3 (0.31%) HND
12 3 (0.31%) GNVQ
12 3 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.31%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (0.20%) IIBA
13 2 (0.20%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (25.20%) QA
2 7 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.61%) SLA
3 6 (0.61%) EMIR
4 5 (0.51%) GxP
4 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.41%) MiFID
5 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.20%) FATCA
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) P3O
8 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.23%) Docker
3 6 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 99 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.61%) SCCM
2 6 (0.61%) Puppet
2 6 (0.61%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.20%) Nessus
4 2 (0.20%) Nmap
4 2 (0.20%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.20%) nmon
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.10%) Netcool
5 1 (0.10%) Control-M
5 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 145 (14.86%) Oracle
2 109 (11.17%) Microsoft
3 89 (9.12%) HP
4 58 (5.94%) SAP
5 33 (3.38%) Business Objects
6 29 (2.97%) webMethods
7 27 (2.77%) Pega
8 26 (2.66%) Informatica
9 22 (2.25%) BEA
10 21 (2.15%) IBM
11 15 (1.54%) Cisco
12 12 (1.23%) Adobe
12 12 (1.23%) Remedy
13 10 (1.02%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
14 9 (0.92%) Juniper
14 9 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.82%) Splunk
15 8 (0.82%) ServiceNow
16 7 (0.72%) Tableau
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
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Rate: £450 - 530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £450.00 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Skilliantech Limited
Rate: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £275 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
City Test Limited
Rate: £600 per day This rate is negotiable for excellent skills match
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London
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Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: Unspecified
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Rate: Unspecified
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Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
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Rate: Competitive
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