The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 241 265 225
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -40
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 179 153 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.82% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 99 144
Average daily rate
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£420 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £329 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +84.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18021 18552 19435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.80% 76.41% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12558 12874 12943
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 253 382
Average hourly rate £20.35 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.31% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Test Strategy
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
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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 +31 53 £394 -19.23% 16
Docklands, London - 3 £544 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 128 (35.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 116 (32.40%) Finance
3 100 (27.93%) Test Management
4 97 (27.09%) QA
5 92 (25.70%) Test Scripting
6 91 (25.42%) SQL
7 77 (21.51%) Test Automation
8 76 (21.23%) ISEB
9 68 (18.99%) Banking
10 62 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (16.20%) Oracle
12 54 (15.08%) ISTQB
13 51 (14.25%) Java
14 47 (13.13%) TDD
15 45 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
16 44 (12.29%) Integration Testing
17 42 (11.73%) Degree
18 41 (11.45%) Selenium
19 38 (10.61%) Project Management
20 37 (10.34%) HP
20 37 (10.34%) Performance Testing
20 37 (10.34%) Software Testing
20 37 (10.34%) Investment Banking
21 36 (10.06%) Scrum
22 35 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
23 34 (9.50%) Automated Testing
24 33 (9.22%) Windows
25 31 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
26 27 (7.54%) UNIX
27 26 (7.26%) ETL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 10 (2.79%) SAS
2 7 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.84%) Node.js
6 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (5.03%) MS Visio
2 15 (4.19%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.91%) MS Project
4 10 (2.79%) MS Office
5 8 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.56%) Stata
6 2 (0.56%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Agresso
2 6 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.40%) BASE24
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.84%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.56%) Summit
5 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.28%) RMDS
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.28%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.07%) LAN
1 11 (3.07%) WAN
2 10 (2.79%) HTTP
3 9 (2.51%) Firewall
3 9 (2.51%) DNS
4 8 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.23%) SSL
4 8 (2.23%) HTTPS
4 8 (2.23%) LDAP
5 4 (1.12%) MPLS
5 4 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.84%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.84%) Internet
7 2 (0.56%) DHCP
7 2 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.56%) NAS
8 1 (0.28%) Network Security
8 1 (0.28%) BGP
8 1 (0.28%) DWDM
8 1 (0.28%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.70%) Oracle Database
3 22 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.35%) Big Data
5 11 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.96%) Base SAS
8 7 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 5 (1.40%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 4 (1.12%) Star Schema
11 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.56%) MySQL
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Navigator
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
13 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (11.45%) Selenium
2 26 (7.26%) Cucumber
3 25 (6.98%) LoadRunner
4 23 (6.42%) JIRA
5 18 (5.03%) FitNesse
6 17 (4.75%) JUnit
6 17 (4.75%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (4.19%) Jenkins
7 15 (4.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (3.91%) Visual Studio
9 11 (3.07%) JMeter
10 8 (2.23%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.96%) Maven
12 6 (1.68%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.68%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.12%) WinRunner
13 4 (1.12%) WATIR
13 4 (1.12%) JBehave
14 3 (0.84%) Sahi
14 3 (0.84%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 116 (32.40%) Finance
2 68 (18.99%) Banking
3 37 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.19%) Front Office
5 14 (3.91%) Retail
6 13 (3.63%) General Ledger
6 13 (3.63%) Back Office
7 9 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.51%) Publishing
8 7 (1.96%) Games
9 5 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.12%) Billing
11 3 (0.84%) Legal
12 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.28%) International Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 128 (35.75%) Test Manager
2 97 (27.09%) Analyst
3 65 (18.16%) Test Analyst
4 49 (13.69%) Test Leader
5 33 (9.22%) Tester
6 22 (6.15%) Business Analyst
7 15 (4.19%) Developer
8 11 (3.07%) SAP Manager
9 10 (2.79%) Test Engineer
9 10 (2.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 9 (2.51%) Business Test Analyst
10 9 (2.51%) SAP Test Manager
10 9 (2.51%) Consultant
11 8 (2.23%) QA Manager
11 8 (2.23%) Java Developer
11 8 (2.23%) QA Analyst
12 7 (1.96%) UAT Manager
12 7 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (1.96%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (1.96%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.98%) .NET
2 24 (6.70%) Web Services
3 20 (5.59%) XML
4 13 (3.63%) HTML
5 8 (2.23%) Gherkin
6 7 (1.96%) RESTful
6 7 (1.96%) REST
7 5 (1.40%) HTML5
7 5 (1.40%) CSS
8 4 (1.12%) XSLT
8 4 (1.12%) J2EE
9 3 (0.84%) Mustache
9 3 (0.84%) Sass
9 3 (0.84%) JSON
9 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.56%) SOAP
10 2 (0.56%) SAML
10 2 (0.56%) Middleware
10 2 (0.56%) Spring
10 2 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.03%) Computer Science
1 18 (5.03%) Derivative
2 16 (4.47%) Credit Risk
3 14 (3.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (3.35%) Open Source
5 11 (3.07%) Equities
6 10 (2.79%) Statistics
7 8 (2.23%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.23%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.23%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.96%) Credit Derivative
9 6 (1.68%) PACS
9 6 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.40%) APACS
10 5 (1.40%) Tandem
10 5 (1.40%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.40%) EMV
10 5 (1.40%) NHS
11 4 (1.12%) Smartcard
11 4 (1.12%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.22%) Windows
2 27 (7.54%) UNIX
3 16 (4.47%) Linux
4 10 (2.79%) Android
4 10 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.84%) AIX
9 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.56%) VMS
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (35.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 100 (27.93%) Test Management
3 92 (25.70%) Test Scripting
4 77 (21.51%) Test Automation
5 62 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (13.13%) TDD
7 44 (12.29%) Integration Testing
8 38 (10.61%) Project Management
9 37 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 37 (10.34%) Software Testing
10 36 (10.06%) Scrum
11 35 (9.78%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (9.50%) Automated Testing
13 31 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (7.26%) ETL
14 26 (7.26%) BDD
15 24 (6.70%) Analytics
15 24 (6.70%) Manual Testing
16 23 (6.42%) Risk Management
17 21 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.42%) SQL
2 51 (14.25%) Java
3 23 (6.42%) C#
4 11 (3.07%) C
5 10 (2.79%) Ruby
6 7 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.96%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.40%) Scala
7 5 (1.40%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.12%) Python
8 4 (1.12%) VB
8 4 (1.12%) VBA
8 4 (1.12%) PHP
9 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.84%) Perl
10 2 (0.56%) C++
10 2 (0.56%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.56%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (21.23%) ISEB
2 54 (15.08%) ISTQB
3 42 (11.73%) Degree
4 25 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (6.42%) Security Cleared
6 21 (5.87%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.84%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.84%) CEH
8 3 (0.84%) CISSP
9 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.28%) MOS
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (27.09%) QA
2 8 (2.23%) Basel III
3 7 (1.96%) SLA
4 3 (0.84%) EMIR
4 3 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.56%) COREP
5 2 (0.56%) Basel II
5 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.12%) Nmap
4 3 (0.84%) Terminal Server
4 3 (0.84%) HDFS
5 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (12.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.12%) Nessus
3 3 (0.84%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.28%) SCCM
5 1 (0.28%) OpenView
5 1 (0.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 58 (16.20%) Oracle
2 37 (10.34%) HP
3 24 (6.70%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.75%) SAP
5 15 (4.19%) Informatica
6 8 (2.23%) IBM
7 6 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.68%) VMware
8 4 (1.12%) Citrix
9 3 (0.84%) Adobe
10 2 (0.56%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.56%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.56%) Murex
10 2 (0.56%) Calypso
10 2 (0.56%) Teradata
11 1 (0.28%) Akamai
11 1 (0.28%) 29West
11 1 (0.28%) SOASTA, Inc
11 1 (0.28%) Talend
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Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
MBA Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £450 to £515 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago