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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 235 219 255
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +36
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 205 212 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.93% 0.94% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.16% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 140 104
Median daily rate £451 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £336 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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
18514 18318 18329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.96% 80.96% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13544 12887 13134
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 258 228
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.30 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -3.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £78.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +34 35 £475 -2.56% 7
Hayes - 10 £364 -
Bromley - 5 £575 -
Croydon -8 3 £458 +3.15% 1
Docklands, London +6 2 £675 +50.00%
Brentford +3 2 - -
Southall - 2 £340 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Greenford - 1 £345 -
Twickenham - 1 £475 -
Westminster - 1 £338 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 144 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (32.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 106 (27.60%) Finance
4 83 (21.61%) Banking
5 79 (20.57%) QA
6 73 (19.01%) Test Scripting
7 69 (17.97%) SQL
8 67 (17.45%) Test Management
9 64 (16.67%) Defect Management
10 61 (15.89%) Test Automation
11 58 (15.10%) System Integration Testing
12 55 (14.32%) HP Quality Center
13 53 (13.80%) JIRA
13 53 (13.80%) Functional Testing
14 50 (13.02%) Security Cleared
15 49 (12.76%) Integration Testing
16 48 (12.50%) ISEB
17 47 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
18 45 (11.72%) Selenium
19 42 (10.94%) System Testing
20 41 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
21 40 (10.42%) ISTQB
22 39 (10.16%) Java
23 38 (9.90%) Migration
24 36 (9.38%) Performance Testing
25 35 (9.11%) Scrum
26 34 (8.85%) Regression Testing
26 34 (8.85%) C#
26 34 (8.85%) Linux
27 33 (8.59%) Oracle

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 (2.34%) Confluence
1 9 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.82%) SAS
3 5 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.78%) Node.js
5 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.52%) Captiva
5 2 (0.52%) CMS
5 2 (0.52%) Documentum
5 2 (0.52%) JBoss
5 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.26%) Apache
6 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.86%) MS Office
5 9 (2.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.52%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.52%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Summit
3 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.56%) GitHub
2 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.78%) Google Play
4 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.47%) Internet
2 5 (1.30%) HTTP
2 5 (1.30%) VPN
3 4 (1.04%) Firewall
3 4 (1.04%) NAS
3 4 (1.04%) SAN
4 3 (0.78%) Extranet
4 3 (0.78%) Intranet
4 3 (0.78%) LAN
4 3 (0.78%) WAN
5 2 (0.52%) SSL
5 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.52%) VoIP
5 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.26%) IPsec
6 1 (0.26%) SSH
6 1 (0.26%) Wireless
6 1 (0.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.82%) MySQL
4 6 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.30%) Neo4j
5 5 (1.30%) Redis
5 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.04%) GIS
7 3 (0.78%) Big Data
7 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.78%) MS Access
7 3 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.78%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 53 (13.80%) JIRA
2 45 (11.72%) Selenium
3 29 (7.55%) HP UFT
4 23 (5.99%) SoapUI
5 22 (5.73%) Cucumber
6 19 (4.95%) WebDriver
7 15 (3.91%) LoadRunner
8 13 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.86%) Git (software)
10 9 (2.34%) Appium
11 8 (2.08%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.82%) ClearQuest
12 7 (1.82%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.56%) Capybara
13 6 (1.56%) Subversion
14 5 (1.30%) Gradle
14 5 (1.30%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.30%) JUnit
14 5 (1.30%) Visual Studio
15 4 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 106 (27.60%) Finance
2 83 (21.61%) Banking
3 27 (7.03%) Retail
4 26 (6.77%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.39%) Games
6 10 (2.60%) Front Office
7 7 (1.82%) Legal
8 6 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.30%) Back Office
9 5 (1.30%) Marketing
10 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.78%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.78%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.52%) Publishing
12 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.26%) Advertising
13 1 (0.26%) Electronics
13 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 135 (35.16%) Test Manager
2 70 (18.23%) Analyst
3 55 (14.32%) Test Leader
4 36 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 30 (7.81%) Programme Manager
6 29 (7.55%) Programme Test Manager
6 29 (7.55%) Test Programme Manager
7 28 (7.29%) Tester
8 25 (6.51%) Business Analyst
9 19 (4.95%) Consultant
10 17 (4.43%) Developer
11 15 (3.91%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.65%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.13%) QA Leader
14 10 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
15 9 (2.34%) Senior Business Analyst
15 9 (2.34%) UAT Manager
16 8 (2.08%) Automation Tester
16 8 (2.08%) Testing Manager
16 8 (2.08%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.73%) SOAP
2 20 (5.21%) .NET
3 14 (3.65%) Web Services
4 12 (3.13%) XML
5 7 (1.82%) CSS
5 7 (1.82%) REST
6 6 (1.56%) jQuery
6 6 (1.56%) JSON
7 5 (1.30%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.30%) Middleware
8 4 (1.04%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.04%) HTML
8 4 (1.04%) J2EE
8 4 (1.04%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (1.04%) Spring
9 3 (0.78%) Android SDK
9 3 (0.78%) RESTful
9 3 (0.78%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (4.43%) Derivative
4 12 (3.13%) Equities
5 10 (2.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.56%) User Experience
8 5 (1.30%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.04%) IBM XIV
9 4 (1.04%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.78%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) EPoS
10 3 (0.78%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.52%) EMV
11 2 (0.52%) FMCG
11 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.85%) Linux
2 24 (6.25%) Windows
3 21 (5.47%) Unix
4 12 (3.13%) Android
5 8 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.78%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (32.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 73 (19.01%) Test Scripting
4 67 (17.45%) Test Management
5 64 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 61 (15.89%) Test Automation
7 58 (15.10%) System Integration Testing
8 53 (13.80%) Functional Testing
9 49 (12.76%) Integration Testing
10 47 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
11 42 (10.94%) System Testing
12 41 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (9.90%) Migration
14 36 (9.38%) Performance Testing
15 35 (9.11%) Scrum
16 34 (8.85%) Regression Testing
17 32 (8.33%) Test Planning
17 32 (8.33%) Waterfall
18 30 (7.81%) Manual Testing
18 30 (7.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.97%) SQL
2 39 (10.16%) Java
3 34 (8.85%) C#
4 25 (6.51%) C
5 13 (3.39%) C++
6 12 (3.13%) Ruby
7 11 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 10 (2.60%) Perl
9 8 (2.08%) Python
9 8 (2.08%) Tcl
10 5 (1.30%) F#
10 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.04%) VBScript
12 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.78%) PHP
12 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.52%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.52%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 50 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.50%) ISEB
3 40 (10.42%) ISTQB
4 29 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 26 (6.77%) DV Cleared
6 21 (5.47%) Degree
7 15 (3.91%) PMI Certification
7 15 (3.91%) PMP
8 14 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.26%) APMP
10 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.26%) CEH
10 1 (0.26%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (20.57%) QA
2 7 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.30%) MiFID
3 5 (1.30%) SLA
4 4 (1.04%) COBIT
4 4 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.04%) EMIR
4 4 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.04%) WCAG
5 3 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.78%) GxP
6 2 (0.52%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.78%) Docker
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (14.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (8.59%) Oracle
2 25 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.25%) HP
4 17 (4.43%) SAP
5 11 (2.86%) Informatica
6 10 (2.60%) IBM
7 9 (2.34%) Google
8 8 (2.08%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.82%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.82%) VMware
10 5 (1.30%) Calypso
10 5 (1.30%) EMC
11 4 (1.04%) FrontRange
11 4 (1.04%) NetApp
11 4 (1.04%) Veritas
12 3 (0.78%) Adobe
12 3 (0.78%) ATG
13 2 (0.52%) BEA
13 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
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