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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 230 209 237
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +28
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 416 437 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.96% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.27% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 249 172
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £38.50 £70.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +62.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £70.00 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £70.00 £48.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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
35919 34430 29372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.27% 75.51% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22880 21174 17901
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1051 1057
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.98 £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 5 March 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
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 5 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 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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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 +9 200 £425 +2.40% 46
South East -26 89 £375 +7.14% 19
West Midlands +11 29 £463 +2.77% 9
North West -10 29 £360 +30.90% 5
South West -20 25 £450 +15.38% 2
Yorkshire -42 15 £275 -21.42% 21
East Midlands +8 14 £310 -22.50% 3
East of England -4 12 £400 +19.31% 6
North East - 2 £310 - 2
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 235 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 211 (25.09%) Finance
3 209 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (23.54%) Test Management
5 196 (23.31%) QA
6 178 (21.17%) SQL
7 173 (20.57%) Test Scripting
8 141 (16.77%) HP Quality Center
9 139 (16.53%) Oracle
10 125 (14.86%) ISEB
10 125 (14.86%) Banking
11 115 (13.67%) Java
12 106 (12.60%) Microsoft
12 106 (12.60%) Integration Testing
13 102 (12.13%) Test Automation
14 99 (11.77%) HP
15 98 (11.65%) Migration
16 92 (10.94%) ISTQB
17 90 (10.70%) Regression Testing
18 83 (9.87%) Project Management
19 79 (9.39%) Security Cleared
20 75 (8.92%) UNIX
21 72 (8.56%) MS Excel
22 71 (8.44%) Scrum
23 70 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
23 70 (8.32%) Software Testing
23 70 (8.32%) Test Planning
24 67 (7.97%) Degree
24 67 (7.97%) JIRA
25 65 (7.73%) Validation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.38%) WebLogic
3 16 (1.90%) Confluence
4 14 (1.66%) SAS
5 6 (0.71%) Lync
5 6 (0.71%) Documentum
6 5 (0.59%) IIS
7 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.36%) Captiva
9 2 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.24%) Apache
10 1 (0.12%) JBoss
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.12%) CICS
10 1 (0.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 72 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.28%) MS Office
3 19 (2.26%) MS Project
3 19 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.78%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
4 10 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
5 8 (0.95%) Agresso
6 7 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.83%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.59%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.59%) Summit
8 4 (0.48%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.48%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.48%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.26%) Firewall
2 14 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.55%) Internet
4 11 (1.31%) MPLS
5 9 (1.07%) HTTP
5 9 (1.07%) LAN
6 8 (0.95%) Wireshark
6 8 (0.95%) ATM
7 7 (0.83%) BGP
7 7 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (0.71%) Network Security
9 5 (0.59%) SSL
9 5 (0.59%) WAN
9 5 (0.59%) VLAN
10 4 (0.48%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.48%) FTP
11 3 (0.36%) VoIP
11 3 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.78%) Data Mining
6 12 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.19%) QlikView
8 10 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
8 10 (1.19%) Star Schema
9 9 (1.07%) Big Data
10 7 (0.83%) DB2
10 7 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 6 (0.71%) HBase
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 67 (7.97%) JIRA
2 58 (6.90%) Selenium
2 58 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 35 (4.16%) SoapUI
4 30 (3.57%) LoadRunner
5 29 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 25 (2.97%) JUnit
7 24 (2.85%) JMeter
7 24 (2.85%) Jenkins
8 21 (2.50%) WebDriver
9 20 (2.38%) TestDirector
10 18 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (1.66%) Maven
12 11 (1.31%) TestNG
12 11 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.31%) Appium
13 8 (0.95%) SpecFlow
13 8 (0.95%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.83%) Subversion
14 7 (0.83%) RSpec
General
1 211 (25.09%) Finance
2 125 (14.86%) Banking
3 56 (6.66%) Investment Banking
4 55 (6.54%) Retail
5 53 (6.30%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.26%) Front Office
7 12 (1.43%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.43%) Legal
8 8 (0.95%) Marketing
9 7 (0.83%) Billing
10 6 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.71%) Back Office
11 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.59%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.48%) Games
12 4 (0.48%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.48%) Automotive
13 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 290 (34.48%) Test Manager
2 182 (21.64%) Analyst
3 129 (15.34%) Test Analyst
4 84 (9.99%) Test Leader
5 81 (9.63%) Developer
6 66 (7.85%) Tester
7 45 (5.35%) Consultant
8 39 (4.64%) Business Analyst
9 32 (3.80%) Test Engineer
10 31 (3.69%) Programme Manager
11 27 (3.21%) Programme Test Manager
12 23 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (2.38%) Test Consultant
14 18 (2.14%) SAP Test Manager
14 18 (2.14%) SAP Manager
14 18 (2.14%) Project Manager
15 17 (2.02%) Senior Test Analyst
16 16 (1.90%) Senior Tester
16 16 (1.90%) Architect
17 14 (1.66%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (6.90%) .NET
2 42 (4.99%) Web Services
3 32 (3.80%) J2EE
4 30 (3.57%) HTML
5 22 (2.62%) XML
6 16 (1.90%) JSON
6 16 (1.90%) Middleware
7 15 (1.78%) SOAP
7 15 (1.78%) RESTful
7 15 (1.78%) HTML5
8 9 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.07%) Gherkin
9 7 (0.83%) SAX
9 7 (0.83%) REST
10 6 (0.71%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.71%) jQuery
10 6 (0.71%) CSS
11 5 (0.59%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.48%) JSF
12 4 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.85%) Management Information System
3 15 (1.78%) Open Source
4 14 (1.66%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.43%) NHS
6 11 (1.31%) Smart Meter
7 10 (1.19%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.19%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.95%) Derivative
10 6 (0.71%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.71%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.71%) Equities
10 6 (0.71%) Statistics
10 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.59%) PMI
11 5 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.59%) IVR
11 5 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.92%) UNIX
2 59 (7.02%) Windows
3 45 (5.35%) Linux
4 11 (1.31%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.19%) AIX
6 9 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.83%) Android
9 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.71%) Windows NT
10 5 (0.59%) Solaris
11 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (27.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 209 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (23.54%) Test Management
4 173 (20.57%) Test Scripting
5 106 (12.60%) Integration Testing
6 102 (12.13%) Test Automation
7 98 (11.65%) Migration
8 90 (10.70%) Regression Testing
9 83 (9.87%) Project Management
10 71 (8.44%) Scrum
11 70 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 70 (8.32%) Software Testing
11 70 (8.32%) Test Planning
12 65 (7.73%) Validation
13 63 (7.49%) System Testing
14 62 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
15 59 (7.02%) Automated Testing
15 59 (7.02%) Waterfall
16 58 (6.90%) Performance Testing
17 53 (6.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (21.17%) SQL
2 115 (13.67%) Java
3 34 (4.04%) PL/SQL
3 34 (4.04%) Shell Script
4 27 (3.21%) JavaScript
5 24 (2.85%) C#
5 24 (2.85%) Ruby
6 23 (2.73%) Python
7 19 (2.26%) Perl
8 16 (1.90%) C
9 15 (1.78%) Scala
10 13 (1.55%) VB
10 13 (1.55%) VBA
11 12 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.71%) C++
13 5 (0.59%) VBScript
14 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.48%) PHP
15 2 (0.24%) Groovy
15 2 (0.24%) Lua
Qualifications
1 125 (14.86%) ISEB
2 92 (10.94%) ISTQB
3 79 (9.39%) Security Cleared
4 67 (7.97%) Degree
5 49 (5.83%) SC Cleared
6 42 (4.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 12 (1.43%) VCP4
10 11 (1.31%) CCNP
10 11 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.95%) JNCIS
13 7 (0.83%) CISSP
14 6 (0.71%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 3 (0.36%) HNC
16 3 (0.36%) HND
16 3 (0.36%) CEH
16 3 (0.36%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (23.31%) QA
2 7 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.48%) EMIR
5 3 (0.36%) FATCA
5 3 (0.36%) Basel III
5 3 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) COREP
System Software
1 14 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.19%) Nmap
3 7 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.71%) Docker
4 6 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 141 (16.77%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.43%) Puppet
3 10 (1.19%) Nessus
4 7 (0.83%) FortiGate
4 7 (0.83%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.71%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.36%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.36%) SCCM
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.36%) Ansible
7 2 (0.24%) nmon
7 2 (0.24%) Control-M
8 1 (0.12%) SCOM
8 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 139 (16.53%) Oracle
2 106 (12.60%) Microsoft
3 99 (11.77%) HP
4 47 (5.59%) SAP
5 24 (2.85%) Business Objects
5 24 (2.85%) Cisco
6 23 (2.73%) Pega
6 23 (2.73%) webMethods
7 19 (2.26%) CheckPoint
8 15 (1.78%) Informatica
9 14 (1.66%) BEA
10 13 (1.55%) IBM
10 13 (1.55%) VMware
11 12 (1.43%) F5
12 11 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.19%) Splunk
13 10 (1.19%) Remedy
13 10 (1.19%) Juniper
13 10 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.19%) Murex
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Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day To £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 -£450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Rate: As per market rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 -£450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead
Church International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £570 per day + competitive
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Premier Media
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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