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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / London
Rank 246 234 219
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 163 180 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.84% 0.85% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.00% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 120 125
Median daily rate £440 £459 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% +4.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £365 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-26.60% +55.84%

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
16402 17918 17552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.65% 84.94% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11857 12783 12516
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 219 200
Median hourly rate £31.47 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +12 28 £430 -14.00% 4
Bromley - 3 £650 - 2
Croydon - 2 £383 - 2
Hammersmith -2 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 132 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (30.51%) Finance
3 81 (24.47%) QA
4 75 (22.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 68 (20.54%) Test Scripting
6 66 (19.94%) Selenium
7 56 (16.92%) Banking
8 53 (16.01%) Test Automation
9 50 (15.11%) SQL
10 48 (14.50%) Regression Testing
11 43 (12.99%) Microsoft
12 42 (12.69%) Test Management
12 42 (12.69%) JIRA
13 40 (12.08%) MS Excel
14 39 (11.78%) Java
15 38 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (11.18%) BDD
16 37 (11.18%) Automated Testing
16 37 (11.18%) Defect Management
17 35 (10.57%) Integration Testing
18 34 (10.27%) Cucumber
18 34 (10.27%) System Integration Testing
19 32 (9.67%) Functional Testing
20 30 (9.06%) Retail
21 29 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
21 29 (8.76%) Project Management
21 29 (8.76%) Automation Testing
22 28 (8.46%) SDLC
22 28 (8.46%) Scrum
23 27 (8.16%) Migration

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 9 (2.72%) Confluence
2 7 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.21%) Moodle
4 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.60%) CMS
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.30%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (12.08%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.14%) MS Office
3 15 (4.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.63%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.81%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.21%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.21%) SAP WM
4 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.60%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.60%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 2 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.60%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.51%) Basecamp
2 4 (1.21%) SaaS
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.91%) Office 365
4 2 (0.60%) GitHub
4 2 (0.60%) PaaS
4 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.30%) Google Play
5 1 (0.30%) IaaS
5 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.30%) TestFlight
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.42%) DSL
2 6 (1.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.30%) BGP
3 1 (0.30%) GSM
3 1 (0.30%) HSRP
3 1 (0.30%) MPLS
3 1 (0.30%) Network Security
3 1 (0.30%) OSPF
3 1 (0.30%) PPP
3 1 (0.30%) Skype
3 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.42%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.81%) Big Data
4 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.91%) QlikView
7 3 (0.91%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.60%) Essbase
8 2 (0.60%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 66 (19.94%) Selenium
2 42 (12.69%) JIRA
3 34 (10.27%) Cucumber
4 26 (7.85%) Jenkins
5 24 (7.25%) WebDriver
6 21 (6.34%) Git (software)
6 21 (6.34%) JUnit
7 20 (6.04%) HP UFT
8 12 (3.63%) JBehave
9 11 (3.32%) SoapUI
10 10 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (2.72%) FitNesse
11 9 (2.72%) TeamCity
12 8 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (2.42%) Mocha
13 7 (2.11%) Bugzilla
13 7 (2.11%) Hudson
13 7 (2.11%) Maven
13 7 (2.11%) Mockito
13 7 (2.11%) Moq
General
1 101 (30.51%) Finance
2 56 (16.92%) Banking
3 30 (9.06%) Retail
4 12 (3.63%) Military
5 11 (3.32%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.02%) Legal
7 8 (2.42%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.11%) Back Office
8 7 (2.11%) Front Office
9 5 (1.51%) Advertising
10 4 (1.21%) Marketing
10 4 (1.21%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.91%) Games
11 3 (0.91%) Local Government
12 2 (0.60%) Billing
12 2 (0.60%) Electronics
12 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (28.40%) Test Manager
2 76 (22.96%) Analyst
3 51 (15.41%) Test Analyst
4 48 (14.50%) Tester
5 32 (9.67%) Programme Manager
6 30 (9.06%) Programme Test Manager
6 30 (9.06%) Test Programme Manager
7 27 (8.16%) Test Leader
8 24 (7.25%) Business Analyst
9 22 (6.65%) Automation Tester
10 19 (5.74%) Developer
11 15 (4.53%) Agile Test Manager
12 14 (4.23%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.63%) Developer in Test
13 12 (3.63%) QA Tester
13 12 (3.63%) Senior Manager
13 12 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.63%) Test Engineer
14 8 (2.42%) QA Manager
14 8 (2.42%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.44%) Gherkin
2 14 (4.23%) .NET
3 13 (3.93%) REST
4 10 (3.02%) Middleware
4 10 (3.02%) RESTful
4 10 (3.02%) Spring
5 9 (2.72%) FpML
5 9 (2.72%) Web Services
6 8 (2.42%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.11%) Hibernate
7 7 (2.11%) SOAP
7 7 (2.11%) XML
8 6 (1.81%) Chai
9 4 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.91%) SAP CO-PA
11 2 (0.60%) Apache CXF
11 2 (0.60%) CSS
11 2 (0.60%) HTML
11 2 (0.60%) J2EE
11 2 (0.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (4.83%) Reference Data
4 13 (3.93%) Fixed Income
5 10 (3.02%) Equities
6 9 (2.72%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.42%) Derivative
8 7 (2.11%) ASIC
9 6 (1.81%) DTCC
10 5 (1.51%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.21%) EPoS
11 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.21%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.60%) iSeries
13 2 (0.60%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.60%) PKI
13 2 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.44%) Windows
2 13 (3.93%) Linux
2 13 (3.93%) Unix
2 13 (3.93%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.21%) Android
4 3 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (39.88%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (22.66%) User Acceptance Testing
3 68 (20.54%) Test Scripting
4 53 (16.01%) Test Automation
5 48 (14.50%) Regression Testing
6 42 (12.69%) Test Management
7 38 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (11.18%) Automated Testing
8 37 (11.18%) BDD
8 37 (11.18%) Defect Management
9 35 (10.57%) Integration Testing
10 34 (10.27%) System Integration Testing
11 32 (9.67%) Functional Testing
12 29 (8.76%) Automation Testing
12 29 (8.76%) Project Management
12 29 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (8.46%) Scrum
13 28 (8.46%) SDLC
14 27 (8.16%) Migration
14 27 (8.16%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.11%) SQL
2 39 (11.78%) Java
3 18 (5.44%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.14%) C
5 13 (3.93%) C#
6 10 (3.02%) Python
7 4 (1.21%) C++
8 3 (0.91%) Embedded C
8 3 (0.91%) Embedded C++
8 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.91%) Ruby
8 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.60%) Go
9 2 (0.60%) PHP
9 2 (0.60%) Scala
9 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) Groovy
10 1 (0.30%) Perl
10 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.44%) ISTQB
3 17 (5.14%) Degree
4 15 (4.53%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.63%) SC Cleared
6 11 (3.32%) ISEB
7 4 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.21%) PMP
7 4 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.60%) IIBA
8 2 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.60%) MBA
9 1 (0.30%) CISM
9 1 (0.30%) CRISC
9 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (24.47%) QA
2 16 (4.83%) MiFID
3 12 (3.63%) SDET
4 9 (2.72%) EMIR
5 4 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.60%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.30%) IFRS
7 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 13 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) HDFS
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.60%) Puppet
2 2 (0.60%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.30%) Ambari
3 1 (0.30%) Grafana
3 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.85%) Oracle
3 25 (7.55%) SAP
4 15 (4.53%) HP
5 7 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.51%) Hyperion
7 4 (1.21%) Informatica
8 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) BMC
9 2 (0.60%) Charles River
9 2 (0.60%) Citrix
9 2 (0.60%) Facebook
9 2 (0.60%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.60%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
9 2 (0.60%) Maconomy
9 2 (0.60%) Pega
9 2 (0.60%) Teradata
9 2 (0.60%) Twitter
10 1 (0.30%) Kenexa
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: £500 per day max
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 27 days ago