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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 218 249 227
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 225 186 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.96% 0.75% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.97% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 144 113
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £580 £600
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 £32.50 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -0.70%
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
18116 19252 17120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.33% 77.66% 75.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13360 13477 11722
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 243 308
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £57.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 59 £438 -11.16% 14
Uxbridge +3 3 - -
Docklands, London +17 2 £469 +39.03%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £238 -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 152 (37.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 146 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (27.05%) Banking
4 102 (25.31%) Finance
5 99 (24.57%) QA
6 95 (23.57%) Test Management
7 92 (22.83%) Test Scripting
8 78 (19.35%) SQL
9 74 (18.36%) HP Quality Center
10 66 (16.38%) Java
11 61 (15.14%) Test Automation
11 61 (15.14%) Investment Banking
12 55 (13.65%) Oracle
12 55 (13.65%) ISEB
13 53 (13.15%) Project Management
14 52 (12.90%) TDD
14 52 (12.90%) HP
15 49 (12.16%) Selenium
16 47 (11.66%) Degree
17 44 (10.92%) Software Testing
17 44 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (10.42%) Web Services
18 42 (10.42%) Test Planning
19 41 (10.17%) Scrum
19 41 (10.17%) ISTQB
20 40 (9.93%) Integration Testing
21 39 (9.68%) Risk Management
22 37 (9.18%) Regression Testing
22 37 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
23 35 (8.68%) Root Cause Analysis

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (2.23%) Oracle Workflow
1 9 (2.23%) SAS
2 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.50%) Documentum
5 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.25%) IIS
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.25%) Drupal
5 1 (0.25%) Captiva
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 26 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.46%) MS Visio
3 18 (4.47%) MS Project
4 15 (3.72%) MS Office
5 12 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.74%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Summit
1 7 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.49%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (1.24%) BASE24
3 5 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.50%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.50%) Agresso
6 1 (0.25%) Endur
6 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.25%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.25%) Finacle
6 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.47%) Wireshark
2 9 (2.23%) HTTP
3 7 (1.74%) Firewall
3 7 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.74%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.74%) SSL
4 6 (1.49%) ATM
5 4 (0.99%) Internet
6 3 (0.74%) LDAP
6 3 (0.74%) LAN
6 3 (0.74%) WAN
6 3 (0.74%) FTP
7 2 (0.50%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) Wireless
8 1 (0.25%) GSM
8 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.25%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.72%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.73%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.23%) Base SAS
5 6 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.24%) Big Data
7 4 (0.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.99%) DB2
7 4 (0.99%) MySQL
8 3 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Navigator
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (12.16%) Selenium
2 25 (6.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (6.20%) JIRA
3 21 (5.21%) JUnit
3 21 (5.21%) WebDriver
4 18 (4.47%) LoadRunner
5 16 (3.97%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.97%) JMeter
6 15 (3.72%) SoapUI
7 10 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (2.23%) ClearCase
8 9 (2.23%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (1.99%) TestNG
9 8 (1.99%) DbUnit
10 7 (1.74%) FitNesse
10 7 (1.74%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.49%) Appium
11 6 (1.49%) Maven
11 6 (1.49%) TestDirector
General
1 109 (27.05%) Banking
2 102 (25.31%) Finance
3 61 (15.14%) Investment Banking
4 30 (7.44%) Front Office
5 20 (4.96%) Retail
6 15 (3.72%) Back Office
7 11 (2.73%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.74%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.99%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.99%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.74%) Games
12 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.50%) Marketing
12 2 (0.50%) Norwegian Language
13 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.25%) Law
13 1 (0.25%) Legal
13 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 142 (35.24%) Test Manager
2 89 (22.08%) Analyst
3 42 (10.42%) Test Analyst
4 39 (9.68%) Developer
5 37 (9.18%) Test Leader
6 35 (8.68%) Tester
7 32 (7.94%) Business Analyst
8 24 (5.96%) Test Engineer
9 21 (5.21%) Scala Developer
10 13 (3.23%) QA Analyst
11 12 (2.98%) Project Manager
11 12 (2.98%) Consultant
12 10 (2.48%) QA Leader
12 10 (2.48%) UAT Manager
12 10 (2.48%) Programme Test Manager
12 10 (2.48%) Programme Manager
13 9 (2.23%) UAT Test Manager
14 8 (1.99%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (1.99%) Java Developer
15 7 (1.74%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.42%) Web Services
2 35 (8.68%) HTML
3 27 (6.70%) RESTful
4 25 (6.20%) .NET
5 24 (5.96%) HTML5
6 17 (4.22%) XML
7 11 (2.73%) J2EE
7 11 (2.73%) Gherkin
8 8 (1.99%) JSON
8 8 (1.99%) jQuery
9 7 (1.74%) CSS
9 7 (1.74%) SOAP
10 6 (1.49%) REST
10 6 (1.49%) Middleware
11 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.24%) JSP
11 5 (1.24%) Spring
12 3 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.20%) Derivative
3 14 (3.47%) Equities
3 14 (3.47%) Fixed Income
4 10 (2.48%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.48%) Credit Derivative
5 9 (2.23%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.23%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.99%) Open Source
7 6 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.49%) Statistics
8 5 (1.24%) APACS
8 5 (1.24%) Tandem
8 5 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.24%) EMV
9 4 (0.99%) User Experience
9 4 (0.99%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.99%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.69%) UNIX
2 29 (7.20%) Windows
3 12 (2.98%) Linux
4 9 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.99%) Android
6 5 (1.24%) Windows 2000
6 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.50%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) SUSE
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (37.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 146 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (23.57%) Test Management
4 92 (22.83%) Test Scripting
5 61 (15.14%) Test Automation
6 53 (13.15%) Project Management
7 52 (12.90%) TDD
8 44 (10.92%) Software Testing
8 44 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (10.42%) Test Planning
10 41 (10.17%) Scrum
11 40 (9.93%) Integration Testing
12 39 (9.68%) Risk Management
13 37 (9.18%) Regression Testing
14 35 (8.68%) Root Cause Analysis
14 35 (8.68%) Performance Testing
14 35 (8.68%) Automated Testing
15 32 (7.94%) SOA
16 31 (7.69%) Manual Testing
17 30 (7.44%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 78 (19.35%) SQL
2 66 (16.38%) Java
3 31 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.46%) Scala
5 20 (4.96%) C#
6 14 (3.47%) Ruby
7 6 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.49%) C
7 6 (1.49%) Perl
8 5 (1.24%) PHP
9 4 (0.99%) VBA
9 4 (0.99%) Python
10 3 (0.74%) C++
11 2 (0.50%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.25%) XAML
12 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.25%) VB
12 1 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 55 (13.65%) ISEB
2 47 (11.66%) Degree
3 41 (10.17%) ISTQB
4 25 (6.20%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.72%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.99%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.99%) CISSP
10 3 (0.74%) CEH
11 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.50%) MBA
12 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.25%) PMP
12 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.25%) MOS
12 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.25%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (24.57%) QA
2 11 (2.73%) Basel III
3 4 (0.99%) EMIR
3 4 (0.99%) SLA
4 3 (0.74%) COREP
5 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.50%) Basel II
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.25%) FATCA
6 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.49%) Nmap
3 5 (1.24%) VMware ESX
3 5 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 74 (18.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.49%) Nessus
3 3 (0.74%) Puppet
3 3 (0.74%) Ansible
3 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.50%) Control-M
5 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 55 (13.65%) Oracle
2 52 (12.90%) HP
3 23 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.99%) Murex
5 8 (1.99%) Informatica
5 8 (1.99%) SAP
6 7 (1.74%) IBM
7 6 (1.49%) Business Objects
7 6 (1.49%) Cognos
8 5 (1.24%) VMware
8 5 (1.24%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.24%) Citrix
9 4 (0.99%) Fundtech
9 4 (0.99%) Adobe
10 3 (0.74%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.74%) Mercator
10 3 (0.74%) SunGard
10 3 (0.74%) Pega
10 3 (0.74%) SOASTA, Inc
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £525 - £700 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago