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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 208 243 246
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 223 177 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.00% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.97% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 113 97
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£450 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.98% +8.75%
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
17516 18221 16711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.35% 78.23% 77.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12265 12963 11608
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% -3.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 230 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.50 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +16 47 £475 +5.79% 6
Docklands, London +5 6 £450 -7.69%
Brentford - 6 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 5 £525 -
Croydon - 2 £444 -
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 140 (33.73%) Finance
2 110 (26.51%) QA
3 105 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 95 (22.89%) Test Management
6 88 (21.20%) Banking
7 85 (20.48%) Test Scripting
8 84 (20.24%) SQL
9 68 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
10 63 (15.18%) Java
11 61 (14.70%) Oracle
12 60 (14.46%) ISEB
13 59 (14.22%) Test Automation
14 57 (13.73%) HP
15 52 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
16 51 (12.29%) Migration
17 50 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (12.05%) Integration Testing
17 50 (12.05%) ISTQB
18 47 (11.33%) Investment Banking
19 43 (10.36%) Microsoft
20 40 (9.64%) MS Excel
21 39 (9.40%) Security Cleared
22 38 (9.16%) Selenium
22 38 (9.16%) .NET
23 36 (8.67%) Scrum
24 34 (8.19%) Test Planning
25 33 (7.95%) Regression Testing
25 33 (7.95%) Retail
25 33 (7.95%) Data Warehouse

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 15 (3.61%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.93%) Documentum
4 7 (1.69%) SAS
5 4 (0.96%) Apache
5 4 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.72%) Captiva
6 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.48%) IIS
7 2 (0.48%) FileNet
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.48%) Lync
7 2 (0.48%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 40 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.10%) MS Office
3 14 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.24%) InDesign
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (1.45%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.96%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.72%) Agresso
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle TCA
6 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.24%) Aligne
7 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.69%) HTTP
2 6 (1.45%) Internet
3 4 (0.96%) ATM
3 4 (0.96%) Firewall
3 4 (0.96%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.72%) Network Security
4 3 (0.72%) RTSP
4 3 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.48%) LAN
5 2 (0.48%) VoIP
5 2 (0.48%) WAN
5 2 (0.48%) FTP
5 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.24%) 4G
6 1 (0.24%) DSL
6 1 (0.24%) SS7
6 1 (0.24%) 3G
6 1 (0.24%) Intranet
6 1 (0.24%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (4.10%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.96%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.48%) Big Data
9 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.48%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.48%) DB2
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.24%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (9.16%) Selenium
2 26 (6.27%) JIRA
3 22 (5.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (5.30%) Cucumber
4 16 (3.86%) WebDriver
5 12 (2.89%) Jenkins
6 11 (2.65%) Appium
6 11 (2.65%) LoadRunner
7 9 (2.17%) JUnit
7 9 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.69%) TestNG
9 7 (1.69%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.69%) JMeter
9 7 (1.69%) Calabash
9 7 (1.69%) CA Gen
9 7 (1.69%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.45%) eggPlant
11 5 (1.20%) SoapUI
General
1 140 (33.73%) Finance
2 88 (21.20%) Banking
3 47 (11.33%) Investment Banking
4 33 (7.95%) Retail
5 16 (3.86%) Legal
6 12 (2.89%) Retail Banking
7 10 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.41%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.96%) Front Office
8 4 (0.96%) Back Office
9 3 (0.72%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.72%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 155 (37.35%) Test Manager
2 89 (21.45%) Analyst
3 54 (13.01%) Test Analyst
4 46 (11.08%) Test Leader
5 41 (9.88%) Tester
6 33 (7.95%) Business Analyst
7 30 (7.23%) Consultant
8 25 (6.02%) Developer
9 14 (3.37%) Programme Manager
10 13 (3.13%) Senior Manager
11 12 (2.89%) Project Manager
11 12 (2.89%) Test Consultant
11 12 (2.89%) Programme Test Manager
12 11 (2.65%) Test Engineer
12 11 (2.65%) Senior Test Manager
13 10 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.41%) SAP Manager
13 10 (2.41%) SAP Test Manager
14 8 (1.93%) Business Manager
14 8 (1.93%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.16%) .NET
2 16 (3.86%) J2EE
2 16 (3.86%) Middleware
3 15 (3.61%) XML
4 14 (3.37%) Web Services
4 14 (3.37%) HTML
5 10 (2.41%) JSON
6 7 (1.69%) REST
6 7 (1.69%) CSS
6 7 (1.69%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.20%) RESTful
7 5 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.20%) SOAP
7 5 (1.20%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.96%) XSLT
8 4 (0.96%) Spring
8 4 (0.96%) JSF
9 3 (0.72%) WebCenter
9 3 (0.72%) HTML5
10 2 (0.48%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (2.41%) Equities
3 10 (2.41%) Open Source
3 10 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.41%) Derivative
4 8 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.69%) Statistics
6 6 (1.45%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.20%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.72%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.72%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.72%) User Experience
10 2 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.48%) NHS
10 2 (0.48%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.95%) Windows
2 28 (6.75%) UNIX
3 15 (3.61%) Linux
4 8 (1.93%) Android
4 8 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.69%) AIX
6 4 (0.96%) Windows NT
6 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.48%) Solaris
7 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 95 (22.89%) Test Management
4 85 (20.48%) Test Scripting
5 59 (14.22%) Test Automation
6 52 (12.53%) Business Intelligence
7 51 (12.29%) Migration
8 50 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (12.05%) Integration Testing
9 36 (8.67%) Scrum
10 34 (8.19%) Test Planning
11 33 (7.95%) Regression Testing
11 33 (7.95%) Automated Testing
12 32 (7.71%) ETL
13 31 (7.47%) Waterfall
14 29 (6.99%) Performance Testing
15 28 (6.75%) Software Testing
15 28 (6.75%) Risk Management
15 28 (6.75%) Project Management
16 27 (6.51%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (20.24%) SQL
2 63 (15.18%) Java
3 22 (5.30%) C#
4 19 (4.58%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.37%) Shell Script
6 10 (2.41%) Perl
6 10 (2.41%) Ruby
7 9 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.93%) VBA
8 8 (1.93%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.69%) C
10 6 (1.45%) Python
11 5 (1.20%) Scala
12 4 (0.96%) VB
13 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.72%) VBScript
13 3 (0.72%) PHP
14 2 (0.48%) XQuery
14 2 (0.48%) XPath
14 2 (0.48%) Lua
Qualifications
1 60 (14.46%) ISEB
2 50 (12.05%) ISTQB
3 39 (9.40%) Security Cleared
4 29 (6.99%) Degree
5 17 (4.10%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) CISSP
10 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.48%) CEH
10 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.48%) OSCP
10 2 (0.48%) IIBA
11 1 (0.24%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.24%) CSQA
11 1 (0.24%) CIMA
11 1 (0.24%) HNC
11 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (26.51%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) EMIR
2 4 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.48%) FATCA
4 2 (0.48%) GxP
4 2 (0.48%) MiFID
5 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 68 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.96%) Nessus
2 4 (0.96%) Nmap
2 4 (0.96%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.48%) Ansible
4 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.48%) nmon
4 2 (0.48%) Control-M
4 2 (0.48%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.48%) Puppet
5 1 (0.24%) SCCM
5 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (14.70%) Oracle
2 57 (13.73%) HP
3 43 (10.36%) Microsoft
4 28 (6.75%) SAP
5 16 (3.86%) Pega
5 16 (3.86%) Business Objects
6 11 (2.65%) webMethods
6 11 (2.65%) Remedy
6 11 (2.65%) Informatica
7 10 (2.41%) BEA
7 10 (2.41%) IBM
8 8 (1.93%) VMware
9 7 (1.69%) Citrix
10 3 (0.72%) Splunk
10 3 (0.72%) Symantec
10 3 (0.72%) WorldPay
11 2 (0.48%) Cisco
11 2 (0.48%) Siemens
11 2 (0.48%) Cerner
11 2 (0.48%) Murex
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
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