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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 259 235 209
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 176 206 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.72% 0.82% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.06% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 153 194
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£425 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £338 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £600 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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
19023 19513 19700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.53% 75.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13447 13664 13286
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 232 377
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 +12 51 £435 -13.00% 7
Docklands, London +12 2 £425 +25.92% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 131 (38.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 125 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (30.29%) Finance
4 86 (25.29%) Test Management
5 84 (24.71%) QA
6 83 (24.41%) Test Scripting
7 79 (23.24%) SQL
8 77 (22.65%) Banking
9 61 (17.94%) ISEB
10 60 (17.65%) Oracle
11 58 (17.06%) Test Automation
12 48 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
13 47 (13.82%) Java
13 47 (13.82%) Degree
14 46 (13.53%) HP
15 45 (13.24%) ISTQB
16 44 (12.94%) Investment Banking
17 40 (11.76%) TDD
17 40 (11.76%) Project Management
17 40 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
18 39 (11.47%) Scrum
19 35 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 35 (10.29%) Integration Testing
20 34 (10.00%) Risk Management
21 33 (9.71%) Software Testing
22 32 (9.41%) Performance Testing
22 32 (9.41%) Regression Testing
23 31 (9.12%) Automated Testing
24 30 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
24 30 (8.82%) ETL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 9 (2.65%) SAS
2 8 (2.35%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (2.06%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (6.18%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.00%) MS Project
3 15 (4.41%) MS Excel
4 11 (3.24%) MS Office
5 9 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.88%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.29%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.76%) Agresso
3 5 (1.47%) BASE24
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (1.18%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.59%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.59%) Summit
7 1 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.29%) RMDS
7 1 (0.29%) Endur
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.29%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.29%) Finacle
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.82%) Wireshark
2 9 (2.65%) HTTP
3 8 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.35%) HTTPS
3 8 (2.35%) SSL
4 6 (1.76%) Firewall
5 5 (1.47%) Internet
5 5 (1.47%) LDAP
5 5 (1.47%) LAN
5 5 (1.47%) WAN
6 4 (1.18%) DNS
7 1 (0.29%) Wireless
7 1 (0.29%) NFC
7 1 (0.29%) Network Security
7 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.29%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.29%) DWDM
7 1 (0.29%) MPLS
7 1 (0.29%) OSPF
7 1 (0.29%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.29%) Oracle Database
2 16 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (2.35%) Base SAS
5 7 (2.06%) Big Data
6 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Navigator
10 2 (0.59%) MySQL
10 2 (0.59%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.29%) DataStage
11 1 (0.29%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 29 (8.53%) Selenium
2 25 (7.35%) LoadRunner
3 17 (5.00%) JIRA
4 15 (4.41%) JUnit
5 14 (4.12%) Cucumber
6 13 (3.82%) Visual Studio
7 11 (3.24%) JMeter
7 11 (3.24%) FitNesse
7 11 (3.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.65%) SoapUI
9 9 (2.65%) WebDriver
9 9 (2.65%) ClearCase
10 8 (2.35%) DbUnit
10 8 (2.35%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (2.06%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.76%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.47%) Toad
14 4 (1.18%) JBehave
15 3 (0.88%) WinRunner
General
1 103 (30.29%) Finance
2 77 (22.65%) Banking
3 44 (12.94%) Investment Banking
4 25 (7.35%) Front Office
5 17 (5.00%) Retail
6 11 (3.24%) Back Office
7 9 (2.65%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.76%) Publishing
8 6 (1.76%) Games
8 6 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.88%) Legal
11 2 (0.59%) Electronics
11 2 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.29%) International Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Marketing
12 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.29%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (33.53%) Test Manager
2 89 (26.18%) Analyst
3 48 (14.12%) Test Analyst
4 42 (12.35%) Test Leader
5 32 (9.41%) Tester
6 28 (8.24%) Developer
7 23 (6.76%) Business Analyst
8 20 (5.88%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.12%) Scala Developer
10 11 (3.24%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.65%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.65%) QA Analyst
11 9 (2.65%) UAT Manager
12 8 (2.35%) UAT Test Manager
12 8 (2.35%) Programme Test Manager
12 8 (2.35%) SAP Manager
12 8 (2.35%) Programme Manager
12 8 (2.35%) Consultant
13 7 (2.06%) SAP Test Manager
14 6 (1.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.94%) Web Services
1 27 (7.94%) HTML
2 24 (7.06%) .NET
3 20 (5.88%) RESTful
4 17 (5.00%) XML
5 15 (4.41%) HTML5
6 8 (2.35%) jQuery
7 7 (2.06%) REST
7 7 (2.06%) Gherkin
8 6 (1.76%) JSON
8 6 (1.76%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.76%) CSS
9 4 (1.18%) JSP
9 4 (1.18%) SOAP
9 4 (1.18%) Spring
9 4 (1.18%) XSLT
10 3 (0.88%) J2EE
10 3 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (0.59%) OAuth
11 2 (0.59%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.06%) Derivative
3 15 (4.41%) Equities
4 14 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.82%) Credit Risk
6 12 (3.53%) Credit Derivative
6 12 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (2.94%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.94%) Open Source
8 7 (2.06%) User Experience
8 7 (2.06%) Statistics
9 6 (1.76%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.47%) APACS
10 5 (1.47%) Tandem
10 5 (1.47%) EMV
11 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.88%) CESG
13 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.24%) Windows
2 25 (7.35%) UNIX
3 14 (4.12%) Linux
4 9 (2.65%) Android
4 9 (2.65%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.18%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.18%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.88%) AIX
9 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (38.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 125 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (25.29%) Test Management
4 83 (24.41%) Test Scripting
5 58 (17.06%) Test Automation
6 40 (11.76%) TDD
6 40 (11.76%) Project Management
7 39 (11.47%) Scrum
8 35 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (10.29%) Integration Testing
9 34 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 33 (9.71%) Software Testing
11 32 (9.41%) Regression Testing
11 32 (9.41%) Performance Testing
12 31 (9.12%) Automated Testing
13 30 (8.82%) ETL
13 30 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
14 29 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (8.24%) Manual Testing
16 25 (7.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.24%) SQL
2 47 (13.82%) Java
3 21 (6.18%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.29%) Scala
5 15 (4.41%) C#
6 12 (3.53%) C
7 10 (2.94%) Ruby
8 5 (1.47%) Python
8 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.18%) VBA
9 4 (1.18%) Perl
9 4 (1.18%) PHP
10 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.59%) VB
11 2 (0.59%) C++
11 2 (0.59%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 61 (17.94%) ISEB
2 47 (13.82%) Degree
3 45 (13.24%) ISTQB
4 27 (7.94%) Security Cleared
5 20 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 19 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.18%) CISSP
9 3 (0.88%) CEH
9 3 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (24.71%) QA
2 10 (2.94%) Basel III
3 6 (1.76%) SLA
4 5 (1.47%) EMIR
5 3 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.59%) COREP
6 2 (0.59%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.59%) Basel II
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.29%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (2.06%) Nmap
2 6 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.88%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.59%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.06%) Nessus
3 3 (0.88%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.59%) Puppet
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.59%) Ansible
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView
5 1 (0.29%) Control-M
5 1 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 60 (17.65%) Oracle
2 46 (13.53%) HP
3 22 (6.47%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.53%) SAP
5 10 (2.94%) Informatica
5 10 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.76%) IBM
7 4 (1.18%) VMware
7 4 (1.18%) Adobe
8 3 (0.88%) Cognos
9 2 (0.59%) Citrix
9 2 (0.59%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.59%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.59%) Mercator
10 1 (0.29%) FatWire
10 1 (0.29%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.29%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.29%) Akamai
10 1 (0.29%) 29West
10 1 (0.29%) Splunk
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £420.00 - £477.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Big Picture Staffing
Rate: From £390 to £430 per day dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £477 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 26 days ago