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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 277 235 215
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 162 201 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.89% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.07% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 127 162
Median daily rate £450 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £296 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
Test Strategy
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
18121 18873 19441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.86% 83.49% 80.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13026 13477 14336
Median daily rate £476 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 233 252
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the London region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
City of London -19 18 £450 +20.00% 6
Canary Wharf +11 11 - -
Hayes - 2 £340 -
Westminster -7 1 £450 +40.62%
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
Croydon - 1 £350 -
Northolt - 1 £340 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 London region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 127 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (25.85%) Finance
3 77 (23.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 70 (21.54%) Test Scripting
5 62 (19.08%) QA
6 58 (17.85%) Test Automation
7 49 (15.08%) Test Management
7 49 (15.08%) SQL
8 48 (14.77%) Microsoft
9 47 (14.46%) Banking
9 47 (14.46%) Retail
10 44 (13.54%) Java
10 44 (13.54%) Regression Testing
10 44 (13.54%) Selenium
11 41 (12.62%) MS Excel
12 39 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (11.38%) Functional Testing
13 37 (11.38%) Integration Testing
13 37 (11.38%) Defect Management
14 35 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
14 35 (10.77%) BDD
14 35 (10.77%) Scrum
15 33 (10.15%) JIRA
15 33 (10.15%) System Integration Testing
16 31 (9.54%) .NET
17 30 (9.23%) Automated Testing
18 29 (8.92%) Cucumber
19 28 (8.62%) Project Management
20 27 (8.31%) Migration
20 27 (8.31%) Performance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 7 (2.15%) Confluence
2 6 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.23%) CMS
3 4 (1.23%) SAS
4 3 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Apache
6 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.31%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 41 (12.62%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.85%) MS Office
3 16 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (4.62%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.85%) MS Project
6 2 (0.62%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.46%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.54%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.23%) SAP WM
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.62%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.62%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.62%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.31%) GitHub
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.69%) Internet
2 8 (2.46%) DSL
3 2 (0.62%) PBX
4 1 (0.31%) GSM
4 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.85%) Big Data
4 6 (1.85%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.54%) Neo4j
5 5 (1.54%) Redis
5 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.62%) Essbase
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.62%) QlikView
6 2 (0.62%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 44 (13.54%) Selenium
2 33 (10.15%) JIRA
3 29 (8.92%) Cucumber
4 20 (6.15%) HP UFT
5 16 (4.92%) Jenkins
6 15 (4.62%) SoapUI
7 13 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (3.69%) JUnit
9 9 (2.77%) Git (software)
9 9 (2.77%) WebDriver
10 7 (2.15%) FitNesse
10 7 (2.15%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.85%) Capybara
11 6 (1.85%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.54%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.54%) Protractor
12 5 (1.54%) TestDirector
12 5 (1.54%) Zephyr
13 4 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 84 (25.85%) Finance
2 47 (14.46%) Banking
2 47 (14.46%) Retail
3 13 (4.00%) Games
4 10 (3.08%) Back Office
4 10 (3.08%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.08%) Legal
5 8 (2.46%) Front Office
6 7 (2.15%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.85%) Military
7 6 (1.85%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.54%) Local Government
9 4 (1.23%) Billing
9 4 (1.23%) Marketing
10 2 (0.62%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 95 (29.23%) Test Manager
2 67 (20.62%) Analyst
3 45 (13.85%) Test Analyst
4 42 (12.92%) Test Leader
5 37 (11.38%) Tester
6 29 (8.92%) Programme Manager
7 24 (7.38%) Developer
7 24 (7.38%) Programme Test Manager
7 24 (7.38%) Test Programme Manager
8 20 (6.15%) Automation Tester
8 20 (6.15%) Business Analyst
9 12 (3.69%) Test Engineer
10 11 (3.38%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.08%) Developer in Test
11 10 (3.08%) Java Engineer
12 9 (2.77%) Automation Test Lead
12 9 (2.77%) ERP Manager
12 9 (2.77%) SAP Manager
12 9 (2.77%) SAP Test Manager
13 8 (2.46%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.54%) .NET
2 16 (4.92%) Web Services
3 13 (4.00%) Gherkin
3 13 (4.00%) REST
4 11 (3.38%) Middleware
5 10 (3.08%) AngularJS
5 10 (3.08%) Chai
6 8 (2.46%) FpML
7 6 (1.85%) SOAP
7 6 (1.85%) Spring
8 3 (0.92%) XML
9 2 (0.62%) Apache CXF
9 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.62%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.62%) J2EE
9 2 (0.62%) LAMP
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.62%) RESTful
9 2 (0.62%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.92%) Fixed Income
3 15 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (4.00%) EPoS
4 13 (4.00%) Reference Data
5 9 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.46%) Derivative
6 8 (2.46%) Equities
7 7 (2.15%) ASIC
7 7 (2.15%) DTCC
8 6 (1.85%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.54%) Smart Meter
10 4 (1.23%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.92%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.92%) iPad
12 2 (0.62%) IVR
12 2 (0.62%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.62%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.92%) Windows
2 13 (4.00%) Linux
3 8 (2.46%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.15%) Unix
5 3 (0.92%) Android
5 3 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (23.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 70 (21.54%) Test Scripting
4 58 (17.85%) Test Automation
5 49 (15.08%) Test Management
6 44 (13.54%) Regression Testing
7 39 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (11.38%) Defect Management
8 37 (11.38%) Functional Testing
8 37 (11.38%) Integration Testing
9 35 (10.77%) BDD
9 35 (10.77%) Scrum
10 33 (10.15%) System Integration Testing
11 30 (9.23%) Automated Testing
12 28 (8.62%) Project Management
13 27 (8.31%) Migration
13 27 (8.31%) Performance Testing
14 26 (8.00%) Waterfall
15 25 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.08%) SQL
2 44 (13.54%) Java
3 18 (5.54%) C
4 17 (5.23%) C#
5 9 (2.77%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.46%) C++
7 5 (1.54%) F#
8 4 (1.23%) Python
8 4 (1.23%) Ruby
9 3 (0.92%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.92%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.92%) PHP
10 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.62%) VBA
11 1 (0.31%) VB
11 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.08%) Degree
3 22 (6.77%) ISTQB
4 18 (5.54%) ISEB
5 15 (4.62%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.23%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.23%) PMP
8 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.62%) IIBA
10 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.31%) CISM
10 1 (0.31%) CRISC
10 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (19.08%) QA
2 12 (3.69%) MiFID
3 10 (3.08%) EMIR
4 8 (2.46%) SDET
5 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.62%) SLA
5 2 (0.62%) WCAG
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 35 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.62%) Puppet
3 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.31%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 48 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.00%) Oracle
3 24 (7.38%) SAP
4 22 (6.77%) HP
5 5 (1.54%) Google
5 5 (1.54%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.23%) Informatica
7 3 (0.92%) Murex
7 3 (0.92%) Pega
8 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.62%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.62%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.62%) Teradata
8 2 (0.62%) TSYS
8 2 (0.62%) VMware
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe
9 1 (0.31%) Maconomy
9 1 (0.31%) Northgate
9 1 (0.31%) Splunk
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £42,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago