The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 234 241 222
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 191 152 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.70% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.93% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 103 147
Average daily rate £423 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £596 £626
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £67.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -11 51 £440 +2.02% 17
Docklands, London -1 3 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £400 -
Bromley - 1 £525 -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 107 (30.23%) Finance
2 102 (28.81%) Test Automation
3 89 (25.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 85 (24.01%) QA
5 81 (22.88%) SQL
6 73 (20.62%) Test Scripting
7 71 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (18.36%) Test Management
9 61 (17.23%) Java
10 57 (16.10%) Banking
11 54 (15.25%) Integration Testing
12 51 (14.41%) ISEB
13 45 (12.71%) TDD
13 45 (12.71%) Selenium
13 45 (12.71%) ISTQB
14 38 (10.73%) Scrum
14 38 (10.73%) Oracle
15 37 (10.45%) Software Testing
15 37 (10.45%) Performance Testing
16 35 (9.89%) Investment Banking
16 35 (9.89%) HP Quality Center
16 35 (9.89%) .NET
17 34 (9.60%) C#
18 33 (9.32%) Degree
19 32 (9.04%) JIRA
20 31 (8.76%) LoadRunner
21 30 (8.47%) SQL Server
21 30 (8.47%) Automated Testing
22 27 (7.63%) Windows
22 27 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.82%) SAS
2 10 (2.82%) Confluence
3 8 (2.26%) Apache
4 3 (0.85%) Node.js
4 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (3.11%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.54%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.26%) MS Office
4 4 (1.13%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) Stata
5 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Agresso
2 3 (0.85%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.28%) RMDS
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.54%) LAN
1 9 (2.54%) WAN
1 9 (2.54%) DNS
2 7 (1.98%) Firewall
2 7 (1.98%) HTTP
3 6 (1.69%) SSL
3 6 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.69%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.69%) LDAP
4 4 (1.13%) Internet
5 3 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (0.85%) NAS
5 3 (0.85%) DHCP
5 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.85%) FTP
5 3 (0.85%) SAN
5 3 (0.85%) MPLS
5 3 (0.85%) DAB
6 2 (0.56%) ATM
6 2 (0.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (4.80%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.95%) Big Data
5 10 (2.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.54%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.69%) Base SAS
9 5 (1.41%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.13%) Star Schema
10 4 (1.13%) DB2
11 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (12.71%) Selenium
2 32 (9.04%) JIRA
3 31 (8.76%) LoadRunner
4 24 (6.78%) Cucumber
5 20 (5.65%) Maven
5 20 (5.65%) JUnit
6 18 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 17 (4.80%) FitNesse
7 17 (4.80%) WebDriver
8 16 (4.52%) JMeter
9 14 (3.95%) SoapUI
10 13 (3.67%) Jenkins
11 11 (3.11%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.82%) Git (software)
13 9 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.98%) TestNG
16 5 (1.41%) JBehave
17 4 (1.13%) Ant
17 4 (1.13%) WATIR
General
1 107 (30.23%) Finance
2 57 (16.10%) Banking
3 35 (9.89%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.65%) Games
5 15 (4.24%) Front Office
6 12 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.39%) Back Office
6 12 (3.39%) General Ledger
7 11 (3.11%) Retail
8 10 (2.82%) Publishing
9 4 (1.13%) Billing
9 4 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.85%) Marketing
10 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.85%) Advertising
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Local Government
12 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.28%) International Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 116 (32.77%) Test Manager
2 78 (22.03%) Analyst
3 52 (14.69%) Test Analyst
4 42 (11.86%) Test Leader
5 31 (8.76%) Tester
6 20 (5.65%) Business Analyst
6 20 (5.65%) Architect
7 17 (4.80%) Developer
8 13 (3.67%) Test Engineer
9 12 (3.39%) QA Manager
10 10 (2.82%) QA Engineer
10 10 (2.82%) Programme Manager
10 10 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (2.54%) Programme Test Manager
11 9 (2.54%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.54%) Technical Architect
11 9 (2.54%) Consultant
11 9 (2.54%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (2.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 8 (2.26%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.89%) .NET
2 20 (5.65%) Web Services
3 12 (3.39%) XML
4 6 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (1.69%) Apache CXF
4 6 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 6 (1.69%) Apache Camel
5 5 (1.41%) CSS
5 5 (1.41%) HTML
6 4 (1.13%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.13%) Spring
6 4 (1.13%) WPF
6 4 (1.13%) RESTful
7 3 (0.85%) Mustache
7 3 (0.85%) Sass
7 3 (0.85%) REST
7 3 (0.85%) SOAP
7 3 (0.85%) J2EE
7 3 (0.85%) Middleware
8 2 (0.56%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.67%) Credit Risk
4 11 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.11%) Derivative
4 11 (3.11%) Equities
5 10 (2.82%) Statistics
6 7 (1.98%) Open Source
6 7 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.69%) NHS
7 6 (1.69%) PACS
8 5 (1.41%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.41%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.13%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.13%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.13%) Economics
9 4 (1.13%) Online Games
9 4 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.63%) Windows
2 25 (7.06%) UNIX
3 17 (4.80%) Linux
4 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.85%) VMS
4 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.56%) Android
5 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (28.81%) Test Automation
2 89 (25.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 73 (20.62%) Test Scripting
4 71 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (18.36%) Test Management
6 54 (15.25%) Integration Testing
7 45 (12.71%) TDD
8 38 (10.73%) Scrum
9 37 (10.45%) Software Testing
9 37 (10.45%) Performance Testing
10 30 (8.47%) Automated Testing
11 27 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (7.06%) System Testing
13 24 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (6.21%) Risk Management
15 21 (5.93%) Migration
15 21 (5.93%) Analytics
16 20 (5.65%) Regression Testing
17 19 (5.37%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 81 (22.88%) SQL
2 61 (17.23%) Java
3 34 (9.60%) C#
4 11 (3.11%) C++
4 11 (3.11%) C
5 9 (2.54%) Ruby
6 8 (2.26%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.26%) Perl
7 7 (1.98%) Python
8 6 (1.69%) SAS Macro
9 5 (1.41%) PHP
10 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.13%) Groovy
11 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.56%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.56%) COBOL
12 2 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (14.41%) ISEB
2 45 (12.71%) ISTQB
3 33 (9.32%) Degree
4 20 (5.65%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.52%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) APMP
9 1 (0.28%) CEH
9 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.28%) PMP
9 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (24.01%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) Basel III
3 2 (0.56%) EMIR
3 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.28%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.85%) XenApp
3 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.85%) vSphere
3 3 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 35 (9.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.85%) SCCM
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (10.73%) Oracle
2 19 (5.37%) HP
3 16 (4.52%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.67%) SAP
5 11 (3.11%) Informatica
6 7 (1.98%) VMware
6 7 (1.98%) JBoss
6 7 (1.98%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.98%) IBM
7 6 (1.69%) Murex
7 6 (1.69%) Citrix
7 6 (1.69%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.85%) NetApp
10 2 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.56%) Cognos
10 2 (0.56%) Teradata
11 1 (0.28%) Green Hat
11 1 (0.28%) Talend
11 1 (0.28%) 29West
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