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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 277 239 269
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +30
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 164 209 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.72% 0.91% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.09% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 140 105
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +14.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
19732 19199 19904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.03% 83.22% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14121 13782 14102
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 218 250
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.05 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -16 15 £475 +11.76% 7
Canary Wharf 0 8 - -
Croydon - 5 £350 -
Bromley 0 4 £575 +53.33%
Osterley - 2 £375 -
Feltham - 1 £400 -
Hayes - 1 £340 - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 136 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (28.00%) Finance
3 92 (26.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 75 (21.43%) QA
5 74 (21.14%) Test Management
6 69 (19.71%) Test Scripting
7 67 (19.14%) Banking
8 61 (17.43%) Test Automation
9 56 (16.00%) SQL
10 52 (14.86%) Defect Management
11 46 (13.14%) System Integration Testing
11 46 (13.14%) Selenium
12 44 (12.57%) Java
13 42 (12.00%) Integration Testing
14 41 (11.71%) HP Quality Center
15 39 (11.14%) Functional Testing
15 39 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (10.86%) Regression Testing
16 38 (10.86%) Retail
16 38 (10.86%) ISEB
16 38 (10.86%) Security Cleared
17 37 (10.57%) JIRA
17 37 (10.57%) Scrum
18 36 (10.29%) Microsoft
19 33 (9.43%) Automated Testing
19 33 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
20 30 (8.57%) Waterfall
21 29 (8.29%) Performance Testing
21 29 (8.29%) C

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 (2.00%) SAS
2 6 (1.71%) CMS
2 6 (1.71%) Confluence
2 6 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 27 (7.71%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.86%) MS Office
3 11 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.43%) MS Project
5 2 (0.57%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.43%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.29%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.00%) GitHub
4 3 (0.86%) Google Play
5 2 (0.57%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.71%) Internet
2 8 (2.29%) DSL
3 2 (0.57%) PBX
3 2 (0.57%) VPN
4 1 (0.29%) Firewall
4 1 (0.29%) GSM
4 1 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.29%) NAS
4 1 (0.29%) SAN
4 1 (0.29%) SSH
4 1 (0.29%) VoIP
4 1 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (1.71%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.71%) Neo4j
3 6 (1.71%) Redis
4 5 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.14%) Big Data
5 4 (1.14%) GIS
5 4 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.14%) Pentaho
5 4 (1.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 46 (13.14%) Selenium
2 37 (10.57%) JIRA
3 24 (6.86%) Cucumber
4 21 (6.00%) SoapUI
5 15 (4.29%) WebDriver
6 14 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (3.14%) HP UFT
7 11 (3.14%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.29%) Git (software)
8 8 (2.29%) LoadRunner
9 7 (2.00%) JUnit
10 6 (1.71%) Capybara
10 6 (1.71%) TestDirector
10 6 (1.71%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.43%) FitNesse
11 5 (1.43%) Subversion
11 5 (1.43%) Zephyr
12 4 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.14%) TestComplete
12 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 98 (28.00%) Finance
2 67 (19.14%) Banking
3 38 (10.86%) Retail
4 21 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.71%) Games
6 12 (3.43%) Legal
7 10 (2.86%) Front Office
8 7 (2.00%) Back Office
8 7 (2.00%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.43%) Marketing
10 4 (1.14%) Billing
10 4 (1.14%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.86%) Local Government
12 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.57%) Military
12 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.29%) Advertising
13 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (33.14%) Test Manager
2 66 (18.86%) Analyst
3 57 (16.29%) Test Leader
4 37 (10.57%) Test Analyst
5 28 (8.00%) Programme Manager
6 26 (7.43%) Business Analyst
6 26 (7.43%) Tester
7 25 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
7 25 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
8 21 (6.00%) Developer
9 12 (3.43%) Automation Tester
10 11 (3.14%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.86%) SAP Manager
11 10 (2.86%) SAP Test Manager
11 10 (2.86%) UAT Manager
11 10 (2.86%) UAT Test Manager
12 9 (2.57%) QA Leader
12 9 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.57%) Senior Business Analyst
12 9 (2.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.71%) .NET
2 19 (5.43%) Web Services
3 15 (4.29%) SOAP
4 13 (3.71%) REST
5 12 (3.43%) Middleware
6 8 (2.29%) XML
7 7 (2.00%) FpML
8 6 (1.71%) Chai
9 4 (1.14%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.14%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.86%) Android SDK
10 3 (0.86%) CSS
11 2 (0.57%) Apache CXF
11 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.57%) HTML
11 2 (0.57%) LAMP
11 2 (0.57%) Laravel
11 2 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.57%) Swagger
11 2 (0.57%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (4.00%) Equities
4 13 (3.71%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.43%) EPoS
6 11 (3.14%) Reference Data
7 8 (2.29%) Derivative
7 8 (2.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (2.00%) ASIC
8 7 (2.00%) DTCC
9 6 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.43%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.14%) User Experience
12 3 (0.86%) iPad
12 3 (0.86%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (0.86%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.57%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.14%) Linux
2 21 (6.00%) Windows
3 8 (2.29%) Android
3 8 (2.29%) Unix
4 4 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.86%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Solaris
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (26.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 74 (21.14%) Test Management
4 69 (19.71%) Test Scripting
5 61 (17.43%) Test Automation
6 52 (14.86%) Defect Management
7 46 (13.14%) System Integration Testing
8 42 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 39 (11.14%) Functional Testing
9 39 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (10.86%) Regression Testing
11 37 (10.57%) Scrum
12 33 (9.43%) Automated Testing
13 30 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
13 30 (8.57%) Waterfall
14 29 (8.29%) Performance Testing
15 26 (7.43%) Migration
15 26 (7.43%) Test Planning
16 25 (7.14%) Manual Testing
17 24 (6.86%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.00%) SQL
2 44 (12.57%) Java
3 29 (8.29%) C
4 24 (6.86%) C#
5 14 (4.00%) C++
6 6 (1.71%) F#
6 6 (1.71%) Ruby
7 5 (1.43%) Perl
8 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.14%) Python
8 4 (1.14%) Tcl
9 3 (0.86%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.86%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.86%) PHP
9 3 (0.86%) VBA
9 3 (0.86%) VBScript
10 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (10.86%) ISEB
1 38 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.86%) DV Cleared
3 22 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.00%) ISTQB
5 20 (5.71%) Degree
6 12 (3.43%) PMP
7 6 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.57%) IIBA
8 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) CEH
9 1 (0.29%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (21.43%) QA
2 12 (3.43%) MiFID
3 11 (3.14%) EMIR
4 6 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.71%) SDET
5 4 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.86%) GxP
7 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.57%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.57%) SLA
7 2 (0.57%) WCAG
8 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) Docker
3 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 41 (11.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 36 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.86%) HP
3 21 (6.00%) SAP
4 20 (5.71%) Oracle
5 13 (3.71%) Informatica
6 10 (2.86%) Google
7 5 (1.43%) VMware
8 2 (0.57%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.57%) hybris
8 2 (0.57%) IBM
8 2 (0.57%) Murex
8 2 (0.57%) Pega
8 2 (0.57%) Rally
8 2 (0.57%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.57%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (0.57%) TSYS
9 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.29%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.29%) Northgate
9 1 (0.29%) SmartStream
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