The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 209 221 233
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 209 191 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.98% 0.86% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.10% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 124 95
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£438 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.06% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16736 17369 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.79% 78.53% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11885 11867 10680
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 239 246
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.53 £25.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the London region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the London region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 2 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
City of London +5 48 £477 +13.99% 8
Paddington 0 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 132 (30.34%) User Acceptance Testing
2 124 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (26.67%) Finance
4 106 (24.37%) Test Management
5 102 (23.45%) QA
6 101 (23.22%) Banking
7 87 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 84 (19.31%) HP Quality Center
8 84 (19.31%) SQL
9 68 (15.63%) Oracle
9 68 (15.63%) Java
10 58 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 54 (12.41%) HP
12 52 (11.95%) ISEB
12 52 (11.95%) Investment Banking
13 50 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 49 (11.26%) Regression Testing
14 49 (11.26%) Integration Testing
15 45 (10.34%) Security Cleared
15 45 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (10.11%) Migration
16 44 (10.11%) Risk Management
17 42 (9.66%) Test Planning
18 41 (9.43%) Degree
19 40 (9.20%) Project Management
20 39 (8.97%) Selenium
21 38 (8.74%) ISTQB
21 38 (8.74%) Scrum
21 38 (8.74%) MS Excel
22 37 (8.51%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (2.99%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.07%) SAS
3 6 (1.38%) Documentum
4 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.69%) Captiva
7 2 (0.46%) Confluence
7 2 (0.46%) Lync
7 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.46%) IIS
7 2 (0.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.60%) MS Office
3 17 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.38%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.15%) Summit
5 4 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.92%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.92%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.46%) Agresso
7 2 (0.46%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.46%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.46%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.61%) Internet
2 6 (1.38%) Wireshark
2 6 (1.38%) ATM
2 6 (1.38%) HTTP
3 5 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.15%) Firewall
4 4 (0.92%) LAN
4 4 (0.92%) WAN
4 4 (0.92%) FTP
5 3 (0.69%) RTSP
6 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.46%) SSL
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) DNS
7 1 (0.23%) GSM
7 1 (0.23%) LDAP
7 1 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.14%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 5 (1.15%) DB2
8 4 (0.92%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.69%) Big Data
9 3 (0.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.69%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (0.46%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.46%) MySQL
10 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 39 (8.97%) Selenium
2 33 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (7.13%) JIRA
4 18 (4.14%) LoadRunner
5 17 (3.91%) WebDriver
6 16 (3.68%) JUnit
7 15 (3.45%) JMeter
8 14 (3.22%) Cucumber
9 13 (2.99%) SoapUI
10 11 (2.53%) Appium
11 10 (2.30%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.30%) TestNG
12 9 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.84%) TestDirector
13 8 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.38%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.38%) ClearCase
14 6 (1.38%) Calabash
15 5 (1.15%) CA Gen
15 5 (1.15%) eggPlant
General
1 116 (26.67%) Finance
2 101 (23.22%) Banking
3 52 (11.95%) Investment Banking
4 33 (7.59%) Retail
5 20 (4.60%) Front Office
6 11 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.53%) Legal
7 10 (2.30%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.38%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.38%) Back Office
9 5 (1.15%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.92%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.69%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.46%) Local Government
12 2 (0.46%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.46%) Games
13 1 (0.23%) Marketing
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (35.17%) Test Manager
2 87 (20.00%) Analyst
3 48 (11.03%) Test Analyst
4 46 (10.57%) Test Leader
5 43 (9.89%) Developer
6 41 (9.43%) Tester
7 33 (7.59%) Business Analyst
8 28 (6.44%) Consultant
9 15 (3.45%) Test Engineer
9 15 (3.45%) Scala Developer
10 14 (3.22%) Test Consultant
10 14 (3.22%) Programme Manager
11 13 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (2.99%) Programme Test Manager
12 9 (2.07%) SAS Developer
12 9 (2.07%) Senior Tester
13 8 (1.84%) Senior Test Analyst
13 8 (1.84%) Project Manager
13 8 (1.84%) SAP Test Manager
13 8 (1.84%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.59%) Web Services
2 29 (6.67%) .NET
3 26 (5.98%) HTML
4 18 (4.14%) J2EE
5 16 (3.68%) RESTful
5 16 (3.68%) HTML5
6 15 (3.45%) Middleware
7 12 (2.76%) XML
8 9 (2.07%) JSON
9 8 (1.84%) Gherkin
10 7 (1.61%) REST
11 6 (1.38%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.38%) CSS
12 5 (1.15%) SOAP
12 5 (1.15%) jQuery
13 4 (0.92%) JSF
14 3 (0.69%) Spring
14 3 (0.69%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET
14 3 (0.69%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.30%) Fixed Income
2 10 (2.30%) Computer Science
3 8 (1.84%) Derivative
3 8 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (1.84%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.61%) Statistics
5 6 (1.38%) Equities
5 6 (1.38%) Open Source
5 6 (1.38%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.69%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.69%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.69%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.46%) DTCC
9 2 (0.46%) NHS
9 2 (0.46%) PMI
9 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.59%) Windows
2 29 (6.67%) UNIX
3 17 (3.91%) Linux
4 8 (1.84%) AIX
5 7 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.38%) Android
7 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.92%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.23%) SUSE
10 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (30.34%) User Acceptance Testing
2 124 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (24.37%) Test Management
4 87 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 58 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 50 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (11.26%) Regression Testing
7 49 (11.26%) Integration Testing
8 45 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
9 44 (10.11%) Risk Management
9 44 (10.11%) Migration
10 42 (9.66%) Test Planning
11 40 (9.20%) Project Management
12 38 (8.74%) Scrum
13 37 (8.51%) Automated Testing
14 36 (8.28%) TDD
15 35 (8.05%) Software Testing
16 33 (7.59%) Data Modelling
16 33 (7.59%) Waterfall
17 32 (7.36%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (19.31%) SQL
2 68 (15.63%) Java
3 23 (5.29%) JavaScript
4 17 (3.91%) PL/SQL
5 15 (3.45%) C#
5 15 (3.45%) Scala
6 13 (2.99%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.76%) Ruby
8 8 (1.84%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.84%) Perl
9 7 (1.61%) C
10 6 (1.38%) VBA
10 6 (1.38%) Python
11 5 (1.15%) VB
12 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.69%) PHP
13 2 (0.46%) C++
13 2 (0.46%) VBScript
13 2 (0.46%) Lua
13 2 (0.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 52 (11.95%) ISEB
2 45 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 41 (9.43%) Degree
4 38 (8.74%) ISTQB
5 20 (4.60%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.38%) VCP4
10 2 (0.46%) OSCP
10 2 (0.46%) CEH
10 2 (0.46%) MBA
10 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.46%) CISSP
10 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.23%) ACCA
11 1 (0.23%) CIMA
11 1 (0.23%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (23.45%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) EMIR
3 3 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.69%) Basel III
3 3 (0.69%) FATCA
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.23%) COREP
System Software
1 6 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.15%) Nmap
3 4 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.92%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 84 (19.31%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.15%) Nessus
3 4 (0.92%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (0.69%) Puppet
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.69%) Ansible
5 2 (0.46%) Control-M
5 2 (0.46%) nmon
5 2 (0.46%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.23%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (15.63%) Oracle
2 54 (12.41%) HP
3 34 (7.82%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.45%) Business Objects
4 15 (3.45%) SAP
5 13 (2.99%) Pega
6 10 (2.30%) Murex
7 9 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.84%) webMethods
8 8 (1.84%) BEA
8 8 (1.84%) IBM
8 8 (1.84%) VMware
9 7 (1.61%) Informatica
9 7 (1.61%) Remedy
10 5 (1.15%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.15%) Cognos
10 5 (1.15%) Citrix
11 4 (0.92%) SunGard
11 4 (0.92%) Fundtech
12 3 (0.69%) ATG
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