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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / London
Rank 264 235 215
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 141 185 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 0.88% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.05% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 133 135
Median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £357
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
16411 17610 16936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.50% 84.21% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11831 12466 12257
Median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 211 191
Median hourly rate £32.25 £25.69 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.53% +25.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -16 21 £428 -14.50% 9
Croydon - 1 £383 -
Westminster - 1 £450 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 121 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (27.39%) Finance
3 74 (23.57%) QA
4 71 (22.61%) Test Scripting
5 67 (21.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 57 (18.15%) Selenium
7 56 (17.83%) Test Automation
8 50 (15.92%) SQL
9 49 (15.61%) Banking
10 45 (14.33%) Regression Testing
11 43 (13.69%) Java
12 42 (13.38%) Microsoft
13 40 (12.74%) Defect Management
14 39 (12.42%) MS Excel
14 39 (12.42%) Retail
14 39 (12.42%) BDD
15 37 (11.78%) Functional Testing
16 36 (11.46%) Test Management
16 36 (11.46%) JIRA
17 35 (11.15%) Scrum
18 34 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (10.83%) Cucumber
19 33 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 33 (10.51%) System Integration Testing
20 32 (10.19%) Integration Testing
21 31 (9.87%) Automated Testing
22 28 (8.92%) Project Management
22 28 (8.92%) HP Quality Center
23 24 (7.64%) Jenkins
23 24 (7.64%) TDD

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 (2.23%) Confluence
2 4 (1.27%) CMS
2 4 (1.27%) Moodle
2 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.32%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (12.42%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.05%) MS Office
3 17 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (4.46%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.91%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.91%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.27%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.27%) SAP WM
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.64%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.64%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.64%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.64%) Office 365
2 2 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.32%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.32%) GitHub
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.55%) DSL
2 5 (1.59%) Internet
3 2 (0.64%) PBX
4 1 (0.32%) BGP
4 1 (0.32%) GSM
4 1 (0.32%) HSRP
4 1 (0.32%) MPLS
4 1 (0.32%) OSPF
4 1 (0.32%) PPP
4 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.96%) Big Data
6 3 (0.96%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.64%) Essbase
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.64%) QlikView
7 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 57 (18.15%) Selenium
2 36 (11.46%) JIRA
3 34 (10.83%) Cucumber
4 24 (7.64%) Jenkins
5 18 (5.73%) HP UFT
6 16 (5.10%) JUnit
7 15 (4.78%) Git (software)
7 15 (4.78%) SoapUI
7 15 (4.78%) WebDriver
8 12 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (2.55%) FitNesse
10 7 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.91%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.59%) Hudson
12 5 (1.59%) JBehave
12 5 (1.59%) Maven
12 5 (1.59%) Mocha
12 5 (1.59%) NUnit
12 5 (1.59%) Subversion
12 5 (1.59%) TestDirector
General
1 86 (27.39%) Finance
2 49 (15.61%) Banking
3 39 (12.42%) Retail
4 10 (3.18%) Front Office
4 10 (3.18%) Legal
5 9 (2.87%) Games
6 8 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.55%) Military
6 8 (2.55%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.23%) Back Office
7 7 (2.23%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.27%) Local Government
9 3 (0.96%) Billing
9 3 (0.96%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (26.75%) Test Manager
2 70 (22.29%) Analyst
3 50 (15.92%) Test Analyst
4 45 (14.33%) Tester
5 36 (11.46%) Test Leader
6 24 (7.64%) Automation Tester
6 24 (7.64%) Programme Manager
7 22 (7.01%) Programme Test Manager
7 22 (7.01%) Test Programme Manager
8 19 (6.05%) Business Analyst
9 18 (5.73%) Developer
10 16 (5.10%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.50%) Developer in Test
11 11 (3.50%) Test Engineer
12 10 (3.18%) Agile Test Manager
12 10 (3.18%) Automation Test Lead
12 10 (3.18%) Senior Manager
13 9 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (2.55%) ERP Manager
14 8 (2.55%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.37%) .NET
2 15 (4.78%) REST
3 14 (4.46%) Gherkin
4 10 (3.18%) AngularJS
4 10 (3.18%) Middleware
4 10 (3.18%) Web Services
5 9 (2.87%) Chai
6 8 (2.55%) FpML
6 8 (2.55%) SOAP
6 8 (2.55%) Spring
7 7 (2.23%) RESTful
8 5 (1.59%) XML
9 4 (1.27%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.96%) Apache CXF
10 3 (0.96%) J2EE
10 3 (0.96%) SAP CO-PA
11 2 (0.64%) LAMP
11 2 (0.64%) Laravel
11 2 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (4.78%) Reference Data
4 14 (4.46%) Fixed Income
5 12 (3.82%) EPoS
6 9 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.23%) ASIC
7 7 (2.23%) Derivative
7 7 (2.23%) Equities
8 6 (1.91%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.91%) DTCC
9 5 (1.59%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.59%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.64%) iSeries
11 2 (0.64%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.64%) PKI
11 2 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.10%) Windows
2 11 (3.50%) Linux
3 9 (2.87%) Unix
3 9 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.96%) Android
4 3 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (22.61%) Test Scripting
3 67 (21.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 56 (17.83%) Test Automation
5 45 (14.33%) Regression Testing
6 40 (12.74%) Defect Management
7 39 (12.42%) BDD
8 37 (11.78%) Functional Testing
9 36 (11.46%) Test Management
10 35 (11.15%) Scrum
11 34 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (10.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (10.51%) System Integration Testing
13 32 (10.19%) Integration Testing
14 31 (9.87%) Automated Testing
15 28 (8.92%) Project Management
16 24 (7.64%) SDLC
16 24 (7.64%) TDD
17 23 (7.32%) Migration
17 23 (7.32%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.92%) SQL
2 43 (13.69%) Java
3 18 (5.73%) C
4 14 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.82%) C#
6 7 (2.23%) Python
7 4 (1.27%) PHP
7 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.96%) C++
8 3 (0.96%) Embedded C
8 3 (0.96%) Embedded C++
8 3 (0.96%) Ruby
8 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.64%) Go
9 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.32%) VB
10 1 (0.32%) VBA
10 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (6.37%) Degree
1 20 (6.37%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.05%) ISTQB
3 13 (4.14%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.82%) ISEB
5 9 (2.87%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.27%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.27%) PMP
7 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.64%) IIBA
9 1 (0.32%) CISM
9 1 (0.32%) CRISC
9 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) MBA
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (23.57%) QA
2 13 (4.14%) MiFID
3 11 (3.50%) SDET
4 10 (3.18%) EMIR
5 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.64%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.64%) WCAG
7 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (8.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.32%) Oracle
3 22 (7.01%) SAP
4 19 (6.05%) HP
5 5 (1.59%) Hyperion
6 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.27%) Pega
7 3 (0.96%) Murex
8 2 (0.64%) Citrix
8 2 (0.64%) Facebook
8 2 (0.64%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.64%) Informatica
8 2 (0.64%) Maconomy
8 2 (0.64%) Teradata
8 2 (0.64%) TSYS
8 2 (0.64%) Twitter
9 1 (0.32%) Avature
9 1 (0.32%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.32%) Kenexa
9 1 (0.32%) SaltStack
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