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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK / England
Rank 281 240 251
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 319 466 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 1.00% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.22% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 279 260
Median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £360
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.95 £40.80 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £85.00 £63.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
34140 38185 36546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 82.04% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22792 25048 24013
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 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1104 987
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -19 144 £450 - 30
South East -2 52 £395 +5.33% 16
East of England +13 27 £450 -1.63% 9
East Midlands +12 23 £409 -0.90% 2
West Midlands -45 22 £450 - 2
North West -7 16 £453 -4.73% 4
South West +18 14 £335 -25.55% 5
Yorkshire -13 10 £425 +8.97% 3
North East -17 7 £301 -29.23% 1
Midlands -1 1 £325 -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 278 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (21.87%) Finance
3 155 (21.32%) Test Scripting
4 131 (18.02%) SQL
4 131 (18.02%) QA
5 130 (17.88%) Selenium
6 129 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 124 (17.06%) Test Automation
8 119 (16.37%) Java
9 107 (14.72%) Test Management
10 101 (13.89%) Oracle
10 101 (13.89%) Automated Testing
11 92 (12.65%) Regression Testing
11 92 (12.65%) Scrum
11 92 (12.65%) JIRA
12 91 (12.52%) BDD
13 86 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (11.55%) Microsoft
15 75 (10.32%) Migration
16 72 (9.90%) Defect Management
17 71 (9.77%) System Integration Testing
18 70 (9.63%) Functional Testing
18 70 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
19 68 (9.35%) Non-Functional Testing
20 67 (9.22%) Waterfall
20 67 (9.22%) Integration Testing
20 67 (9.22%) Banking
21 66 (9.08%) HP
21 66 (9.08%) Process Improvement
22 64 (8.80%) C#

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 27 (3.71%) Confluence
2 17 (2.34%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.38%) CMS
5 8 (1.10%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.55%) Moodle
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.55%) SAP Portal
8 3 (0.41%) JBoss
8 3 (0.41%) SAS
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) Documentum
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 63 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (3.44%) MS Office
4 17 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.51%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.96%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.69%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.69%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.55%) LabWindows
6 4 (0.55%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.55%) SAP WM
6 4 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.41%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.28%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.28%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.65%) SaaS
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.10%) PaaS
4 7 (0.96%) Office 365
5 6 (0.83%) IaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.28%) Boomi
7 2 (0.28%) GitHub
7 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.14%) Taleo
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.38%) Internet
2 8 (1.10%) DSL
3 6 (0.83%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.69%) BGP
4 5 (0.69%) MPLS
4 5 (0.69%) OSPF
4 5 (0.69%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.55%) HSRP
5 4 (0.55%) Network Security
5 4 (0.55%) PPP
5 4 (0.55%) RS-422
6 3 (0.41%) Skype
6 3 (0.41%) VPN
7 2 (0.28%) DNS
7 2 (0.28%) PBX
8 1 (0.14%) HTTP
8 1 (0.14%) IPv4
8 1 (0.14%) IPv6
8 1 (0.14%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (2.06%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.69%) IDMS
11 4 (0.55%) Big Data
11 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 130 (17.88%) Selenium
2 92 (12.65%) JIRA
3 63 (8.67%) Cucumber
4 47 (6.46%) Jenkins
4 47 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (5.91%) Git (software)
5 43 (5.91%) WebDriver
6 36 (4.95%) SpecFlow
7 33 (4.54%) SoapUI
8 32 (4.40%) HP UFT
9 28 (3.85%) JUnit
10 27 (3.71%) Visual Studio
11 21 (2.89%) NUnit
12 19 (2.61%) Maven
13 17 (2.34%) Subversion
14 13 (1.79%) MSTest
15 11 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (1.51%) CA Gen
16 10 (1.38%) JBehave
17 9 (1.24%) FitNesse
General
1 159 (21.87%) Finance
2 67 (9.22%) Banking
3 59 (8.12%) Retail
4 14 (1.93%) Legal
5 11 (1.51%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.38%) Front Office
6 10 (1.38%) Games
6 10 (1.38%) Military
7 9 (1.24%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.96%) Back Office
10 5 (0.69%) Automotive
10 5 (0.69%) Billing
11 4 (0.55%) Local Government
11 4 (0.55%) Marketing
11 4 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 197 (27.10%) Test Manager
2 138 (18.98%) Analyst
3 100 (13.76%) Test Analyst
4 99 (13.62%) Test Leader
5 97 (13.34%) Tester
6 66 (9.08%) Developer
7 45 (6.19%) Automation Tester
7 45 (6.19%) Test Engineer
8 33 (4.54%) Programme Manager
9 31 (4.26%) Programme Test Manager
9 31 (4.26%) Test Programme Manager
10 29 (3.99%) Business Analyst
11 20 (2.75%) Architect
11 20 (2.75%) Senior Manager
11 20 (2.75%) Test Automation Engineer
12 19 (2.61%) Automation Test Analyst
12 19 (2.61%) Automation Test Lead
12 19 (2.61%) Project Manager
13 18 (2.48%) Agile Test Manager
14 15 (2.06%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (8.12%) .NET
2 40 (5.50%) XML
3 30 (4.13%) Gherkin
4 27 (3.71%) REST
4 27 (3.71%) RESTful
5 23 (3.16%) J2EE
5 23 (3.16%) SOAP
6 21 (2.89%) Web Services
7 17 (2.34%) Spring
8 14 (1.93%) HTML
9 12 (1.65%) AngularJS
10 11 (1.51%) CSS
10 11 (1.51%) Middleware
11 10 (1.38%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.24%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.24%) Chai
13 8 (1.10%) FpML
14 6 (0.83%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (0.69%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.89%) Virtual Team
3 18 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (2.06%) Reference Data
6 14 (1.93%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.93%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.65%) EPoS
8 11 (1.51%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.10%) Derivative
9 8 (1.10%) Equities
10 7 (0.96%) ASIC
10 7 (0.96%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.83%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.83%) DTCC
12 5 (0.69%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.69%) User Experience
13 4 (0.55%) Data Conversion
13 4 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.02%) Unix
2 45 (6.19%) Windows
3 27 (3.71%) Linux
4 13 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.24%) Android
6 8 (1.10%) VME
7 7 (0.96%) AIX
7 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.69%) Solaris
10 4 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (21.32%) Test Scripting
3 129 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 124 (17.06%) Test Automation
5 107 (14.72%) Test Management
6 101 (13.89%) Automated Testing
7 92 (12.65%) Regression Testing
7 92 (12.65%) Scrum
8 91 (12.52%) BDD
9 86 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 75 (10.32%) Migration
11 72 (9.90%) Defect Management
12 71 (9.77%) System Integration Testing
13 70 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
13 70 (9.63%) Functional Testing
14 68 (9.35%) Non-Functional Testing
15 67 (9.22%) Integration Testing
15 67 (9.22%) Waterfall
16 66 (9.08%) Process Improvement
17 63 (8.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (18.02%) SQL
2 119 (16.37%) Java
3 64 (8.80%) C#
4 39 (5.36%) C
5 35 (4.81%) JavaScript
6 28 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 26 (3.58%) Shell Script
8 18 (2.48%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.34%) Perl
10 16 (2.20%) Python
11 14 (1.93%) Ruby
12 13 (1.79%) C++
12 13 (1.79%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.65%) COBOL
14 8 (1.10%) F#
15 6 (0.83%) Groovy
15 6 (0.83%) PHP
16 5 (0.69%) ABAP
17 4 (0.55%) VBScript
18 3 (0.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 55 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 54 (7.43%) ISEB
2 54 (7.43%) ISTQB
3 40 (5.50%) Degree
4 32 (4.40%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (1.93%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.69%) PMP
9 3 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CISM
10 2 (0.28%) CISSP
10 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) IIBA
11 1 (0.14%) CRISC
11 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (18.02%) QA
2 16 (2.20%) SDET
3 13 (1.79%) MiFID
4 10 (1.38%) EMIR
5 6 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.69%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.28%) WCAG
9 1 (0.14%) Basel II
9 1 (0.14%) GMP
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.83%) Docker
5 5 (0.69%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 63 (8.67%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.24%) Tivoli
3 8 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 5 (0.69%) Puppet
5 4 (0.55%) Control-M
6 3 (0.41%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.41%) nmon
6 3 (0.41%) SCCM
7 2 (0.28%) Ansible
8 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 101 (13.89%) Oracle
2 84 (11.55%) Microsoft
3 66 (9.08%) HP
4 46 (6.33%) SAP
5 28 (3.85%) webMethods
6 25 (3.44%) Pega
7 17 (2.34%) Informatica
8 15 (2.06%) IBM
9 13 (1.79%) VMware
10 10 (1.38%) BEA
11 9 (1.24%) Guidewire
12 8 (1.10%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.96%) ICL
14 6 (0.83%) Adobe
14 6 (0.83%) Dell
14 6 (0.83%) Hyperion
15 5 (0.69%) Red Hat
16 4 (0.55%) CheckPoint
16 4 (0.55%) Citrix
16 4 (0.55%) Murex
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