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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 198 266 242
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 245 161 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.86% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 118 87
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £324 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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
17875 18829 16333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.53% 77.63% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13142 13090 11224
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +23 62 £475 -1.29% 17
Docklands, London +17 4 £440 -20.00% 1
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Ealing - 1 £250 - 1
Brentford - 1 £238 -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 149 (35.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 145 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (26.00%) QA
4 107 (25.30%) Test Management
5 106 (25.06%) Banking
6 97 (22.93%) Finance
7 91 (21.51%) Test Scripting
8 80 (18.91%) SQL
9 78 (18.44%) HP Quality Center
10 65 (15.37%) Oracle
10 65 (15.37%) Java
11 56 (13.24%) HP
11 56 (13.24%) Test Automation
11 56 (13.24%) Investment Banking
12 54 (12.77%) TDD
13 49 (11.58%) Risk Management
14 48 (11.35%) Project Management
15 47 (11.11%) ISEB
16 46 (10.87%) Automated Testing
16 46 (10.87%) Integration Testing
16 46 (10.87%) Selenium
16 46 (10.87%) Test Planning
17 45 (10.64%) Degree
18 44 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
19 43 (10.17%) Manual Testing
20 42 (9.93%) Web Services
21 39 (9.22%) Software Testing
21 39 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
22 38 (8.98%) Regression Testing
22 38 (8.98%) Scrum

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (1.89%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.65%) SAS
4 6 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.47%) Documentum
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.24%) Drupal
7 1 (0.24%) Captiva
7 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.24%) IIS
7 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 31 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.02%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.02%) MS Office
3 15 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (3.31%) MS Project
5 3 (0.71%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.42%) IntelliMatch
2 6 (1.42%) Summit
3 5 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.71%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.71%) BASE24
5 2 (0.47%) Agresso
5 2 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.47%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.24%) Endur
6 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.24%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.31%) Wireshark
2 8 (1.89%) HTTP
3 7 (1.65%) Firewall
4 6 (1.42%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.42%) ATM
4 6 (1.42%) SSL
5 4 (0.95%) Internet
5 4 (0.95%) FTP
6 3 (0.71%) LAN
6 3 (0.71%) WAN
7 2 (0.47%) LDAP
8 1 (0.24%) NFC
8 1 (0.24%) Network Security
8 1 (0.24%) DNS
8 1 (0.24%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.24%) GSM
8 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
1 15 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.84%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.65%) Base SAS
6 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.95%) Big Data
7 4 (0.95%) DB2
7 4 (0.95%) MySQL
7 4 (0.95%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.71%) SQL Navigator
8 3 (0.71%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 46 (10.87%) Selenium
2 28 (6.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (5.20%) JIRA
4 21 (4.96%) WebDriver
4 21 (4.96%) LoadRunner
5 19 (4.49%) JUnit
6 16 (3.78%) JMeter
6 16 (3.78%) Cucumber
7 15 (3.55%) SoapUI
8 11 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.13%) ClearCase
9 9 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.89%) TestNG
10 8 (1.89%) DbUnit
10 8 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (1.65%) Maven
11 7 (1.65%) Toad
11 7 (1.65%) TestDirector
11 7 (1.65%) Jenkins
11 7 (1.65%) Appium
General
1 106 (25.06%) Banking
2 97 (22.93%) Finance
3 56 (13.24%) Investment Banking
4 29 (6.86%) Front Office
5 26 (6.15%) Retail
6 11 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.89%) Back Office
7 8 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.65%) Legal
9 6 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.95%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.95%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.95%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.47%) Games
11 2 (0.47%) Norwegian Language
11 2 (0.47%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 146 (34.52%) Test Manager
2 96 (22.70%) Analyst
3 45 (10.64%) Test Analyst
4 42 (9.93%) Test Leader
5 41 (9.69%) Developer
6 39 (9.22%) Tester
7 32 (7.57%) Business Analyst
8 23 (5.44%) Test Engineer
9 21 (4.96%) Scala Developer
10 14 (3.31%) Consultant
11 13 (3.07%) QA Analyst
12 12 (2.84%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.84%) SAP Test Manager
12 12 (2.84%) SAP Manager
12 12 (2.84%) Programme Test Manager
13 11 (2.60%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.36%) QA Leader
15 9 (2.13%) UAT Test Manager
15 9 (2.13%) UAT Manager
16 8 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.93%) Web Services
2 36 (8.51%) HTML
3 30 (7.09%) .NET
4 27 (6.38%) RESTful
5 23 (5.44%) HTML5
6 19 (4.49%) XML
7 12 (2.84%) Gherkin
7 12 (2.84%) J2EE
8 10 (2.36%) JSON
9 8 (1.89%) Middleware
9 8 (1.89%) jQuery
10 7 (1.65%) SOAP
10 7 (1.65%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.42%) CSS
11 6 (1.42%) REST
11 6 (1.42%) Spring
12 5 (1.18%) JSP
13 3 (0.71%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.47%) SAML
14 2 (0.47%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.44%) Derivative
3 14 (3.31%) Fixed Income
4 13 (3.07%) Equities
5 10 (2.36%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.36%) Credit Derivative
6 9 (2.13%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.42%) Open Source
8 6 (1.42%) Statistics
9 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.95%) User Experience
10 4 (0.95%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.71%) EMV
11 3 (0.71%) APACS
11 3 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.98%) Windows
2 35 (8.27%) UNIX
3 17 (4.02%) Linux
4 10 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.13%) Android
6 8 (1.89%) AIX
7 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.18%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.71%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.47%) Solaris
11 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (35.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 145 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (25.30%) Test Management
4 91 (21.51%) Test Scripting
5 56 (13.24%) Test Automation
6 54 (12.77%) TDD
7 49 (11.58%) Risk Management
8 48 (11.35%) Project Management
9 46 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 46 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 46 (10.87%) Test Planning
10 44 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (10.17%) Manual Testing
12 39 (9.22%) Software Testing
13 38 (8.98%) Regression Testing
13 38 (8.98%) Scrum
14 37 (8.75%) Root Cause Analysis
15 36 (8.51%) Performance Testing
16 32 (7.57%) SOA
16 32 (7.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.91%) SQL
2 65 (15.37%) Java
3 31 (7.33%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.44%) Scala
5 22 (5.20%) C#
6 14 (3.31%) Ruby
7 10 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 9 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.65%) C
10 6 (1.42%) Perl
10 6 (1.42%) Python
11 5 (1.18%) VBA
12 4 (0.95%) PHP
12 4 (0.95%) VB
12 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.47%) C++
14 2 (0.47%) SAS Macro
15 1 (0.24%) Erlang
15 1 (0.24%) Lua
Qualifications
1 47 (11.11%) ISEB
2 45 (10.64%) Degree
3 34 (8.04%) ISTQB
4 33 (7.80%) Security Cleared
5 16 (3.78%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.07%) ISEB Practitioner
6 13 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.84%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.18%) CISSP
9 4 (0.95%) CEH
10 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.47%) MBA
10 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.47%) OSCP
11 1 (0.24%) MOS
11 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.24%) PMP
11 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (26.00%) QA
2 9 (2.13%) Basel III
3 4 (0.95%) SLA
4 3 (0.71%) EMIR
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.24%) FATCA
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.24%) COREP
System Software
1 9 (2.13%) Nmap
2 7 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.42%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 78 (18.44%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.13%) Nessus
3 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.95%) Ansible
3 4 (0.95%) Puppet
3 4 (0.95%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.47%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.24%) Control-M
5 1 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 65 (15.37%) Oracle
2 56 (13.24%) HP
3 31 (7.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.31%) SAP
5 13 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (1.89%) VMware
6 8 (1.89%) IBM
6 8 (1.89%) Murex
7 7 (1.65%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.42%) Cognos
8 6 (1.42%) Citrix
9 5 (1.18%) Informatica
9 5 (1.18%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.95%) Adobe
10 4 (0.95%) Pega
10 4 (0.95%) Fundtech
11 3 (0.71%) SunGard
11 3 (0.71%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.71%) SOASTA, Inc
12 2 (0.47%) ServiceNow
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