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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 237 221 245
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 190 190 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.90% 0.91% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.14% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 121 112
Average daily rate £469 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
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
17610 16725 17372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.27% 80.29% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12571 11968 11925
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 195 238
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 20 £500 +2.56% 8
Docklands, London +9 3 £383 -13.06%
Canary Wharf - 3 £550 -
Greenwich - 2 £460 -
Hammersmith 0 1 £410 -6.28%
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 132 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (28.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 109 (27.18%) Finance
4 94 (23.44%) Banking
5 81 (20.20%) QA
6 73 (18.20%) Test Scripting
7 72 (17.96%) SQL
8 64 (15.96%) System Integration Testing
9 61 (15.21%) Test Automation
10 58 (14.46%) Test Management
11 56 (13.97%) Non-Functional Testing
12 52 (12.97%) Java
13 51 (12.72%) Integration Testing
14 48 (11.97%) Defect Management
15 47 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (11.22%) Test Planning
17 44 (10.97%) JIRA
17 44 (10.97%) ISTQB
17 44 (10.97%) Security Cleared
18 42 (10.47%) Oracle
19 40 (9.98%) ISEB
19 40 (9.98%) Project Management
19 40 (9.98%) TDD
19 40 (9.98%) Performance Testing
20 39 (9.73%) BDD
21 37 (9.23%) System Testing
21 37 (9.23%) Functional Testing
22 36 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (8.98%) Manual Testing
23 35 (8.73%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (4.74%) Confluence
2 13 (3.24%) SAS
3 10 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.00%) Documentum
4 8 (2.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.50%) JBoss
5 6 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.25%) Captiva
7 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.50%) Apache
8 2 (0.50%) Node.js
8 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.25%) CMS
9 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.25%) IIS
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 25 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (3.74%) MS Project
4 13 (3.24%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.00%) MS Office
6 2 (0.50%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Primavera
1 5 (1.25%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.75%) Summit
3 1 (0.25%) Aligne
3 1 (0.25%) BASE24
3 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.25%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.50%) IaaS
2 5 (1.25%) SaaS
3 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.99%) Internet
2 8 (2.00%) DSL
3 3 (0.75%) 3G
3 3 (0.75%) 4G
3 3 (0.75%) BGP
3 3 (0.75%) EIGRP
3 3 (0.75%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.75%) Extranet
3 3 (0.75%) HSRP
3 3 (0.75%) Intranet
3 3 (0.75%) OSPF
3 3 (0.75%) RIP
3 3 (0.75%) SNMP
3 3 (0.75%) TACACS
3 3 (0.75%) VRRP
3 3 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.50%) DMVPN
4 2 (0.50%) Firewall
4 2 (0.50%) HTTP
4 2 (0.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 9 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.75%) Big Data
5 7 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.25%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.00%) MySQL
9 3 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.75%) MS Access
9 3 (0.75%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.75%) Redis
10 2 (0.50%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.50%) QlikView
10 2 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 44 (10.97%) JIRA
2 30 (7.48%) Selenium
3 29 (7.23%) HP UFT
4 28 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 22 (5.49%) SpecFlow
6 20 (4.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.74%) SoapUI
8 15 (3.74%) ClearQuest
8 15 (3.74%) Git (software)
9 12 (2.99%) Eclipse
9 12 (2.99%) WebDriver
10 11 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 9 (2.24%) Subversion
12 8 (2.00%) LoadRunner
13 7 (1.75%) Capybara
14 6 (1.50%) JBehave
15 5 (1.25%) Appium
15 5 (1.25%) Maven
15 5 (1.25%) SonarQube
16 4 (1.00%) Spock
General
1 109 (27.18%) Finance
2 94 (23.44%) Banking
3 32 (7.98%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.99%) Retail
5 18 (4.49%) Front Office
6 8 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.75%) Games
7 7 (1.75%) Legal
8 5 (1.25%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.00%) Marketing
9 4 (1.00%) Publishing
10 3 (0.75%) Back Office
11 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 128 (31.92%) Test Manager
2 88 (21.95%) Analyst
3 61 (15.21%) Test Analyst
4 42 (10.47%) Test Leader
5 37 (9.23%) Developer
6 34 (8.48%) Programme Manager
7 33 (8.23%) Tester
8 32 (7.98%) Programme Test Manager
8 32 (7.98%) Test Programme Manager
9 23 (5.74%) Project Manager
10 20 (4.99%) Consultant
11 19 (4.74%) Business Analyst
12 18 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
13 12 (2.99%) Strategy Manager
13 12 (2.99%) Technical Manager
14 11 (2.74%) SAS Developer
14 11 (2.74%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.74%) Technical Project Manager
14 11 (2.74%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.73%) .NET
2 17 (4.24%) XML
3 16 (3.99%) Web Services
4 14 (3.49%) SOAP
5 12 (2.99%) J2EE
6 9 (2.24%) RESTful
7 7 (1.75%) Gherkin
7 7 (1.75%) React
8 6 (1.50%) HTML
9 5 (1.25%) jQuery
9 5 (1.25%) REST
9 5 (1.25%) WDK
10 4 (1.00%) CSS
10 4 (1.00%) JSON
10 4 (1.00%) Middleware
11 3 (0.75%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.75%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (0.75%) Spring
12 2 (0.50%) D3.js
12 2 (0.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.49%) Derivative
3 12 (2.99%) Fixed Income
4 11 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.75%) Linked Data
6 7 (1.75%) Semantic Web
6 7 (1.75%) User Experience
7 6 (1.50%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.50%) Equities
8 5 (1.25%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.00%) NHS
9 4 (1.00%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.75%) EPoS
10 3 (0.75%) Fintech
10 3 (0.75%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.49%) Unix
2 12 (2.99%) Linux
2 12 (2.99%) Windows
3 5 (1.25%) Android
3 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.25%) Solaris
4 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (32.92%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (28.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 73 (18.20%) Test Scripting
4 64 (15.96%) System Integration Testing
5 61 (15.21%) Test Automation
6 58 (14.46%) Test Management
7 56 (13.97%) Non-Functional Testing
8 51 (12.72%) Integration Testing
9 48 (11.97%) Defect Management
10 47 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (11.22%) Test Planning
12 40 (9.98%) Performance Testing
12 40 (9.98%) Project Management
12 40 (9.98%) TDD
13 39 (9.73%) BDD
14 37 (9.23%) Functional Testing
14 37 (9.23%) System Testing
15 36 (8.98%) Manual Testing
16 34 (8.48%) Migration
16 34 (8.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.96%) SQL
2 52 (12.97%) Java
3 35 (8.73%) C#
4 14 (3.49%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.24%) Scala
6 12 (2.99%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.49%) Ruby
8 7 (1.75%) CoffeeScript
9 6 (1.50%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.50%) VBA
10 5 (1.25%) Perl
10 5 (1.25%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.25%) Python
11 4 (1.00%) C
11 4 (1.00%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.75%) F#
12 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.50%) PHP
14 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (10.97%) ISTQB
1 44 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.98%) ISEB
3 34 (8.48%) SC Cleared
4 32 (7.98%) Degree
5 14 (3.49%) PMI Certification
6 13 (3.24%) PMP
7 11 (2.74%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.75%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.75%) CCNA
11 3 (0.75%) CCNP
11 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.25%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (20.20%) QA
2 9 (2.24%) MiFID
3 8 (2.00%) SLA
4 6 (1.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (1.50%) EMIR
5 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.50%) COBIT
7 2 (0.50%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.50%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.25%) FATCA
8 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.25%) KVM
3 1 (0.25%) NET24-XPNET
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.75%) Iperf
3 2 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (10.47%) Oracle
2 30 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.24%) HP
3 21 (5.24%) SAP
4 13 (3.24%) Informatica
5 8 (2.00%) BEA
6 7 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.50%) IBM
7 6 (1.50%) Pega
8 4 (1.00%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.00%) Tableau
9 3 (0.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (0.75%) CA
9 3 (0.75%) Calypso
9 3 (0.75%) Cisco
9 3 (0.75%) EMC
9 3 (0.75%) FNZ
9 3 (0.75%) Murex
9 3 (0.75%) NetApp
9 3 (0.75%) webMethods
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