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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 252 247 227
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 452 476 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 0.94% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.18% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 300 282
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £42.20 - £38.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 - £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £132.32 - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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
40476 40379 38005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.38% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27167 26056 24404
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 1151 1143
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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 -5 203 £451 +0.11% 24
South East -14 81 £378 +2.99% 22
West Midlands +16 45 £339 -22.51% 4
East of England +21 30 £450 +25.00% 5
South West +7 24 £450 +4.65% 7
North West -31 22 £400 -11.11% 3
North East -36 20 £319 -10.98% 5
Yorkshire +1 16 £450 +38.46% 7
East Midlands +5 10 £425 +54.54% 2
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (25.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 203 (22.02%) SQL
4 202 (21.91%) Finance
5 200 (21.69%) Test Scripting
6 173 (18.76%) Test Management
7 160 (17.35%) Oracle
8 146 (15.84%) QA
9 137 (14.86%) Java
10 133 (14.43%) Security Cleared
11 128 (13.88%) Scrum
12 122 (13.23%) Unix
13 121 (13.12%) JIRA
13 121 (13.12%) Defect Management
14 120 (13.02%) ISTQB
15 111 (12.04%) Waterfall
16 108 (11.71%) Test Automation
17 107 (11.61%) Banking
18 105 (11.39%) ISEB
19 99 (10.74%) Integration Testing
20 98 (10.63%) System Integration Testing
20 98 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
21 95 (10.30%) Selenium
22 93 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
23 87 (9.44%) Software Testing
24 86 (9.33%) Regression Testing
25 85 (9.22%) Performance Testing
26 84 (9.11%) SC Cleared
27 80 (8.68%) Functional Testing
28 78 (8.46%) SDLC

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 46 (4.99%) Confluence
2 40 (4.34%) WebLogic
3 23 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 17 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.30%) SAS
6 5 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.43%) CMS
7 4 (0.43%) Node.js
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.33%) Documentum
8 3 (0.33%) JBoss
8 3 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.22%) concrete5
9 2 (0.22%) ExpressionEngine
9 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (1.95%) MS Project
3 18 (1.95%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.84%) MS Office
5 2 (0.22%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.22%) GIMP
5 2 (0.22%) Mingle
5 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
3 8 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.54%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.33%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.22%) Magento
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.22%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) Summit
8 1 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.65%) GitHub
2 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.43%) SaaS
3 4 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.33%) Google Play
5 2 (0.22%) IaaS
5 2 (0.22%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.15%) Internet
2 11 (1.19%) HTTP
3 9 (0.98%) WAN
4 8 (0.87%) VPN
5 7 (0.76%) LAN
5 7 (0.76%) VoIP
6 5 (0.54%) Firewall
6 5 (0.54%) SSL
7 4 (0.43%) 3G
7 4 (0.43%) NAS
7 4 (0.43%) SAN
7 4 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.33%) 4G
8 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.33%) Extranet
8 3 (0.33%) LTE
8 3 (0.33%) MVNO
8 3 (0.33%) Skype
8 3 (0.33%) SMS
8 3 (0.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.45%) BusinessObjects
2 40 (4.34%) Hadoop
3 39 (4.23%) Pentaho
4 37 (4.01%) SQL Server
5 32 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (2.82%) Big Data
7 19 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.41%) MySQL
9 12 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.76%) MS Access
10 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.54%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.54%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.54%) Redis
13 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 121 (13.12%) JIRA
2 95 (10.30%) Selenium
3 73 (7.92%) HP UFT
4 49 (5.31%) SoapUI
5 44 (4.77%) Cucumber
6 39 (4.23%) LoadRunner
7 31 (3.36%) WebDriver
8 26 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.95%) Visual Studio
10 16 (1.74%) Git (software)
10 16 (1.74%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.41%) JUnit
12 10 (1.08%) JMeter
13 9 (0.98%) Appium
14 8 (0.87%) ClearCase
14 8 (0.87%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.87%) TeamCity
15 7 (0.76%) ClearQuest
15 7 (0.76%) Maven
15 7 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 202 (21.91%) Finance
2 107 (11.61%) Banking
3 61 (6.62%) Retail
4 40 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.41%) Games
7 12 (1.30%) Marketing
8 11 (1.19%) Front Office
9 10 (1.08%) Legal
9 10 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.65%) Back Office
12 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.54%) Automotive
13 5 (0.54%) Electronics
14 4 (0.43%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.33%) Billing
15 3 (0.33%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 291 (31.56%) Test Manager
2 164 (17.79%) Analyst
3 124 (13.45%) Developer
4 118 (12.80%) Test Analyst
5 95 (10.30%) Test Leader
6 73 (7.92%) Tester
7 43 (4.66%) Programme Manager
8 39 (4.23%) Programme Test Manager
8 39 (4.23%) Test Programme Manager
9 37 (4.01%) Business Analyst
10 32 (3.47%) Consultant
11 31 (3.36%) Automation Tester
12 26 (2.82%) Pentaho Developer
12 26 (2.82%) Test Engineer
13 25 (2.71%) Architect
14 23 (2.49%) Designer
15 22 (2.39%) Project Manager
16 21 (2.28%) Software Engineer
16 21 (2.28%) Solutions Designer
16 21 (2.28%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.42%) SOAP
2 41 (4.45%) XML
3 36 (3.90%) .NET
4 35 (3.80%) J2EE
4 35 (3.80%) Web Services
5 22 (2.39%) CSS
6 19 (2.06%) jQuery
7 18 (1.95%) WSDL
7 18 (1.95%) XSD
8 16 (1.74%) HTML
9 14 (1.52%) Middleware
10 12 (1.30%) ELK Stack
10 12 (1.30%) Gherkin
10 12 (1.30%) REST
11 10 (1.08%) AngularJS
12 7 (0.76%) JSON
13 6 (0.65%) Spring
14 5 (0.54%) RESTful
15 4 (0.43%) D3.js
15 4 (0.43%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (2.93%) Data Integration
3 26 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (1.84%) Derivative
6 16 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 13 (1.41%) User Experience
9 12 (1.30%) Equities
10 10 (1.08%) Smart Meter
11 8 (0.87%) AS400
11 8 (0.87%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.76%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.65%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
14 5 (0.54%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.54%) SWIFT
15 4 (0.43%) IBM XIV
15 4 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 122 (13.23%) Unix
2 69 (7.48%) Linux
3 67 (7.27%) Windows
4 14 (1.52%) Android
5 10 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.76%) VME
6 7 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.76%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.43%) Solaris
9 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.22%) CentOS
10 2 (0.22%) Fedora
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (25.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 200 (21.69%) Test Scripting
4 173 (18.76%) Test Management
5 128 (13.88%) Scrum
6 121 (13.12%) Defect Management
7 111 (12.04%) Waterfall
8 108 (11.71%) Test Automation
9 99 (10.74%) Integration Testing
10 98 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 98 (10.63%) System Integration Testing
11 87 (9.44%) Software Testing
12 86 (9.33%) Regression Testing
13 85 (9.22%) Performance Testing
14 80 (8.68%) Functional Testing
15 78 (8.46%) Migration
15 78 (8.46%) SDLC
16 75 (8.13%) Non-Functional Testing
17 72 (7.81%) System Testing
18 65 (7.05%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 203 (22.02%) SQL
2 137 (14.86%) Java
3 58 (6.29%) C#
4 54 (5.86%) C
5 46 (4.99%) Shell Script
6 35 (3.80%) PL/SQL
7 34 (3.69%) Perl
8 32 (3.47%) JavaScript
9 26 (2.82%) Ruby
10 21 (2.28%) C++
11 19 (2.06%) Python
12 13 (1.41%) VB
13 11 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.08%) Tcl
15 9 (0.98%) PHP
16 8 (0.87%) F#
17 5 (0.54%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.54%) VBScript
18 4 (0.43%) COBOL
18 4 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 133 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 120 (13.02%) ISTQB
3 105 (11.39%) ISEB
4 84 (9.11%) SC Cleared
5 55 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 47 (5.10%) Degree
7 30 (3.25%) DV Cleared
8 21 (2.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (1.63%) PMI Certification
9 15 (1.63%) PMP
10 13 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.22%) MCP
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.22%) OCP
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.22%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (15.84%) QA
2 12 (1.30%) SLA
3 10 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.87%) COBIT
5 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.54%) MiFID
6 4 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.43%) EMIR
6 4 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.43%) WCAG
7 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.33%) GxP
8 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.22%) SDET
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.43%) Docker
3 4 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.22%) HDFS
4 2 (0.22%) KVM
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 93 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
3 12 (1.30%) Kibana
3 12 (1.30%) logstash
3 12 (1.30%) OPNET
3 12 (1.30%) SCOM
4 7 (0.76%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.43%) Opsview
6 3 (0.33%) Puppet
7 2 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.22%) Oozie
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.11%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.11%) Cacti
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) nmon
8 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 160 (17.35%) Oracle
2 72 (7.81%) Informatica
3 71 (7.70%) HP
4 56 (6.07%) Microsoft
5 54 (5.86%) SAP
6 46 (4.99%) Pega
7 30 (3.25%) webMethods
8 24 (2.60%) Cloudera
9 15 (1.63%) IBM
10 13 (1.41%) BMC
11 11 (1.19%) Digital Fuel
12 10 (1.08%) Google
13 9 (0.98%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.87%) Adobe
14 8 (0.87%) BEA
14 8 (0.87%) EMC
14 8 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.87%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.87%) VMware
15 6 (0.65%) JD Edwards
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