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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 211 246 274
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +28
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 529 408 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 0.83% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.08% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 221 174
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£400 £375 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -18.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 31 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 +28 213 £450 +7.14% 40
South East +32 126 £375 +15.38% 14
North West +40 77 £400 +14.28% 13
West Midlands +18 31 £400 +26.98% 3
East of England -14 19 £330 -14.00% 5
South West -22 19 £347 -3.61% 5
North East -18 15 £333 -11.33% 1
Yorkshire -30 15 £425 +54.54% 8
East Midlands -1 14 £275 -31.25% 2
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 290 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (28.48%) Finance
3 251 (25.35%) QA
4 229 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 220 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 195 (19.70%) Test Management
7 191 (19.29%) SQL
8 172 (17.37%) Java
9 166 (16.77%) Test Automation
10 152 (15.35%) Oracle
11 150 (15.15%) ISEB
12 132 (13.33%) Migration
13 123 (12.42%) Banking
14 111 (11.21%) Scrum
14 111 (11.21%) Security Cleared
15 109 (11.01%) ISTQB
16 103 (10.40%) Microsoft
17 96 (9.70%) Waterfall
18 94 (9.49%) System Integration Testing
19 93 (9.39%) HP
20 92 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
20 92 (9.29%) Integration Testing
21 90 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
21 90 (9.09%) Test Planning
21 90 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
22 89 (8.99%) Project Management
22 89 (8.99%) Automated Testing
22 89 (8.99%) Performance Testing
22 89 (8.99%) Selenium
23 80 (8.08%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 35 (3.54%) WebLogic
2 28 (2.83%) Confluence
3 26 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.82%) Documentum
5 13 (1.31%) SAS
6 7 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.51%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.30%) IIS
9 3 (0.30%) JBoss
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.30%) Lync
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.20%) FileNet
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.20%) Captiva
Applications
1 74 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.94%) MS Office
3 20 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.91%) MS Project
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) HipChat
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
2 12 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.40%) Agresso
6 4 (0.40%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.30%) MultiFonds
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.20%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.11%) SaaS
2 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.42%) HTTP
2 16 (1.62%) VoIP
3 10 (1.01%) Internet
4 8 (0.81%) Diameter Protocol
5 7 (0.71%) LTE
5 7 (0.71%) 3G
6 6 (0.61%) 4G
7 5 (0.51%) IPv6
7 5 (0.51%) SMS
7 5 (0.51%) X.509
7 5 (0.51%) IPsec
8 4 (0.40%) Firewall
8 4 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.40%) MVNO
8 4 (0.40%) VoLTE
8 4 (0.40%) Skype
8 4 (0.40%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.40%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.40%) Network Security
9 3 (0.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 31 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 30 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.12%) Data Mining
6 16 (1.62%) Hadoop
7 14 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 11 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.01%) HBase
9 10 (1.01%) Big Data
10 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.71%) MS Access
11 7 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.61%) OLAP
12 6 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
13 5 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 89 (8.99%) Selenium
2 72 (7.27%) JIRA
3 55 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 46 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 41 (4.14%) SoapUI
6 35 (3.54%) WebDriver
7 34 (3.43%) JMeter
8 31 (3.13%) LoadRunner
8 31 (3.13%) Jenkins
9 25 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.32%) Visual Studio
11 21 (2.12%) SpecFlow
12 17 (1.72%) Git (software)
13 16 (1.62%) Maven
13 16 (1.62%) CA Gen
14 15 (1.52%) JUnit
14 15 (1.52%) FitNesse
15 14 (1.41%) NUnit
16 13 (1.31%) Capybara
17 12 (1.21%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 282 (28.48%) Finance
2 123 (12.42%) Banking
3 47 (4.75%) Investment Banking
4 45 (4.55%) Retail
4 45 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.52%) General Ledger
6 14 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.11%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.01%) Legal
9 9 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.81%) Billing
11 7 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.71%) Automotive
12 6 (0.61%) Front Office
13 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.40%) Back Office
15 3 (0.30%) Publishing
15 3 (0.30%) Marketing
15 3 (0.30%) French Language
16 2 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 342 (34.55%) Test Manager
2 213 (21.52%) Analyst
3 137 (13.84%) Test Leader
4 121 (12.22%) Test Analyst
5 83 (8.38%) Tester
6 80 (8.08%) Developer
7 77 (7.78%) Business Analyst
8 40 (4.04%) Consultant
9 36 (3.64%) Test Engineer
10 32 (3.23%) Architect
10 32 (3.23%) Programme Manager
11 27 (2.73%) Project Manager
12 26 (2.63%) Programme Test Manager
13 24 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
14 18 (1.82%) Senior Test Analyst
14 18 (1.82%) Senior Manager
15 16 (1.62%) SAP Manager
16 15 (1.52%) Team Leader
16 15 (1.52%) Senior Test Manager
17 14 (1.41%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.08%) .NET
2 44 (4.44%) XML
3 40 (4.04%) J2EE
4 38 (3.84%) Web Services
5 31 (3.13%) SOAP
6 27 (2.73%) Middleware
7 25 (2.53%) HTML
8 19 (1.92%) JSON
9 15 (1.52%) RESTful
10 11 (1.11%) XSD
11 9 (0.91%) CSS
11 9 (0.91%) HTML5
11 9 (0.91%) REST
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (0.61%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.51%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.51%) XSLT
14 5 (0.51%) WPF
14 5 (0.51%) Gherkin
14 5 (0.51%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 17 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.41%) NHS
6 13 (1.31%) Equities
6 13 (1.31%) Performance Metrics
7 12 (1.21%) User Experience
7 12 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.21%) Smart Meter
8 11 (1.11%) Derivative
8 11 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.01%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.91%) FMCG
11 7 (0.71%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.61%) SWIFT
12 6 (0.61%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.61%) Data Conversion
12 6 (0.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 75 (7.58%) UNIX
2 52 (5.25%) Windows
3 43 (4.34%) Linux
4 10 (1.01%) Android
4 10 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.91%) VME
6 6 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.20%) AIX
9 2 (0.20%) Solaris
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.10%) VMS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 220 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 195 (19.70%) Test Management
5 166 (16.77%) Test Automation
6 132 (13.33%) Migration
7 111 (11.21%) Scrum
8 96 (9.70%) Waterfall
9 94 (9.49%) System Integration Testing
10 92 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 92 (9.29%) Integration Testing
11 90 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 90 (9.09%) Test Planning
12 89 (8.99%) Project Management
12 89 (8.99%) Automated Testing
12 89 (8.99%) Performance Testing
13 79 (7.98%) Software Testing
14 73 (7.37%) Data Modelling
15 69 (6.97%) Data Migration
16 65 (6.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 191 (19.29%) SQL
2 172 (17.37%) Java
3 73 (7.37%) C#
4 37 (3.74%) PL/SQL
5 28 (2.83%) Perl
6 23 (2.32%) Shell Script
7 18 (1.82%) C
8 16 (1.62%) Python
9 14 (1.41%) JavaScript
9 14 (1.41%) Ruby
10 12 (1.21%) VB
11 11 (1.11%) C++
12 9 (0.91%) ABAP
13 8 (0.81%) COBOL
14 7 (0.71%) VBA
15 6 (0.61%) VBScript
16 5 (0.51%) Tcl
17 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.40%) PHP
18 3 (0.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 150 (15.15%) ISEB
2 111 (11.21%) Security Cleared
3 109 (11.01%) ISTQB
4 75 (7.58%) SC Cleared
5 61 (6.16%) Degree
5 61 (6.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 17 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.51%) JNCIS
10 5 (0.51%) CCNP
11 4 (0.40%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.30%) PMP
12 3 (0.30%) HNC
12 3 (0.30%) HND
12 3 (0.30%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 3 (0.30%) GNVQ
12 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (25.35%) QA
2 12 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (1.01%) SLA
4 9 (0.91%) GxP
5 8 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.71%) EMIR
7 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.40%) MiFID
8 3 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.20%) FATCA
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.10%) HL7
10 1 (0.10%) P3O
10 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (1.21%) Active Directory
1 12 (1.21%) Docker
2 5 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 90 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.61%) Vagrant
2 6 (0.61%) Puppet
3 4 (0.40%) SCCM
4 3 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.20%) nmon
5 2 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.20%) Nessus
5 2 (0.20%) Nmap
5 2 (0.20%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.10%) Netcool
6 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 152 (15.35%) Oracle
2 103 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 93 (9.39%) HP
4 66 (6.67%) SAP
5 29 (2.93%) webMethods
6 25 (2.53%) Informatica
6 25 (2.53%) Pega
7 21 (2.12%) IBM
7 21 (2.12%) BEA
8 14 (1.41%) Adobe
9 13 (1.31%) Remedy
10 11 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (0.91%) Cisco
11 9 (0.91%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.81%) Splunk
12 8 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.61%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.61%) Cognos
13 6 (0.61%) McAfee
13 6 (0.61%) VMware
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £423.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 10 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £381 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago