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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 259 214 257
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +43
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 190 222 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.83% 0.99% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.23% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 150 118
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
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 £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
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
19139 18033 19103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.78% 80.75% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13950 12592 13565
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 257 238
Median hourly rate £21.89 £20.31 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -11.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.42 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 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 3 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 +13 28 £475 - 9
Hayes - 5 £425 -
Bromley - 4 £580 - 1
Croydon -12 3 £458 +3.15%
Brentford +5 2 - -
Southall - 2 £340 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £356 -
Docklands, London +5 1 - -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Greenford - 1 £345 -
Twickenham - 1 £475 -
Wembley - 1 £363 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 148 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (31.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 98 (26.42%) Finance
4 78 (21.02%) Banking
5 77 (20.75%) QA
6 71 (19.14%) Test Scripting
7 67 (18.06%) SQL
8 59 (15.90%) Test Automation
9 58 (15.63%) JIRA
10 55 (14.82%) Test Management
11 53 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
12 52 (14.02%) Defect Management
13 49 (13.21%) Security Cleared
14 46 (12.40%) Selenium
14 46 (12.40%) System Integration Testing
14 46 (12.40%) Functional Testing
15 44 (11.86%) Non-Functional Testing
16 43 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (11.32%) Java
18 39 (10.51%) Migration
18 39 (10.51%) Integration Testing
19 38 (10.24%) ISTQB
19 38 (10.24%) Scrum
20 37 (9.97%) Waterfall
21 36 (9.70%) System Testing
21 36 (9.70%) Performance Testing
21 36 (9.70%) Oracle
22 33 (8.89%) C#
22 33 (8.89%) ISEB
22 33 (8.89%) Project Management

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 13 (3.50%) Confluence
2 11 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.62%) SAS
4 5 (1.35%) Documentum
4 5 (1.35%) JBoss
4 5 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.08%) Captiva
5 4 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.54%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Node.js
7 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Apache
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (3.50%) MS Project
3 13 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.70%) MS Office
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.54%) Summit
2 2 (0.54%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.27%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.35%) GitHub
2 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.81%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.12%) Internet
2 5 (1.35%) HTTP
2 5 (1.35%) VPN
3 4 (1.08%) Firewall
3 4 (1.08%) NAS
3 4 (1.08%) SAN
4 3 (0.81%) Extranet
4 3 (0.81%) Intranet
4 3 (0.81%) LAN
4 3 (0.81%) WAN
5 2 (0.54%) SSL
5 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.27%) DSL
6 1 (0.27%) IPsec
6 1 (0.27%) VoIP
6 1 (0.27%) Wireless
6 1 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.89%) MySQL
4 6 (1.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.08%) Big Data
6 4 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.08%) Neo4j
6 4 (1.08%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.08%) Redis
7 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.81%) MS Access
8 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.54%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.54%) QlikView
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (15.63%) JIRA
2 46 (12.40%) Selenium
3 30 (8.09%) HP UFT
4 27 (7.28%) Cucumber
5 20 (5.39%) SoapUI
6 19 (5.12%) WebDriver
7 15 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (3.77%) LoadRunner
9 13 (3.50%) Git (software)
10 10 (2.70%) Appium
10 10 (2.70%) Jenkins
11 9 (2.43%) Subversion
12 7 (1.89%) ClearQuest
12 7 (1.89%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.89%) TeamCity
13 6 (1.62%) Capybara
14 5 (1.35%) Gradle
14 5 (1.35%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.35%) Maven
14 5 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 98 (26.42%) Finance
2 78 (21.02%) Banking
3 27 (7.28%) Retail
4 25 (6.74%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.77%) Games
6 11 (2.96%) Front Office
7 7 (1.89%) Legal
8 5 (1.35%) Back Office
8 5 (1.35%) Marketing
8 5 (1.35%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.81%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.54%) Publishing
11 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 122 (32.88%) Test Manager
2 74 (19.95%) Analyst
3 47 (12.67%) Test Leader
4 40 (10.78%) Test Analyst
5 30 (8.09%) Tester
6 29 (7.82%) Programme Manager
7 28 (7.55%) Programme Test Manager
7 28 (7.55%) Test Programme Manager
8 26 (7.01%) Business Analyst
9 19 (5.12%) Consultant
9 19 (5.12%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.58%) Developer
11 12 (3.23%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Automation Tester
13 10 (2.70%) QA Leader
13 10 (2.70%) Senior Manager
14 9 (2.43%) Senior Business Analyst
14 9 (2.43%) Technical Manager
14 9 (2.43%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.20%) .NET
2 20 (5.39%) SOAP
3 11 (2.96%) Web Services
4 9 (2.43%) REST
4 9 (2.43%) XML
5 7 (1.89%) J2EE
6 6 (1.62%) CSS
6 6 (1.62%) jQuery
6 6 (1.62%) JSON
7 5 (1.35%) Gherkin
7 5 (1.35%) Middleware
8 4 (1.08%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (1.08%) Spring
8 4 (1.08%) WDK
9 3 (0.81%) Android SDK
9 3 (0.81%) HTML
10 2 (0.54%) D3.js
10 2 (0.54%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.54%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.31%) Derivative
3 14 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.89%) Equities
7 6 (1.62%) User Experience
8 5 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.35%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.08%) IBM XIV
9 4 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.81%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.54%) EMV
11 2 (0.54%) EPoS
11 2 (0.54%) FMCG
11 2 (0.54%) Handset
11 2 (0.54%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.74%) Linux
2 23 (6.20%) Unix
3 18 (4.85%) Windows
4 12 (3.23%) Android
5 8 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.08%) Solaris
7 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (31.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 71 (19.14%) Test Scripting
4 59 (15.90%) Test Automation
5 55 (14.82%) Test Management
6 52 (14.02%) Defect Management
7 46 (12.40%) Functional Testing
7 46 (12.40%) System Integration Testing
8 44 (11.86%) Non-Functional Testing
9 43 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (10.51%) Integration Testing
10 39 (10.51%) Migration
11 38 (10.24%) Scrum
12 37 (9.97%) Waterfall
13 36 (9.70%) Performance Testing
13 36 (9.70%) System Testing
14 33 (8.89%) Project Management
14 33 (8.89%) Software Testing
15 31 (8.36%) BDD
15 31 (8.36%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (18.06%) SQL
2 42 (11.32%) Java
3 33 (8.89%) C#
4 11 (2.96%) C
4 11 (2.96%) Ruby
5 10 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.16%) Perl
6 8 (2.16%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.89%) C++
7 7 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.62%) Python
8 6 (1.62%) Tcl
9 4 (1.08%) F#
9 4 (1.08%) VBScript
10 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.81%) PHP
11 2 (0.54%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.54%) Scala
12 1 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 49 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.24%) ISTQB
3 33 (8.89%) ISEB
3 33 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 24 (6.47%) DV Cleared
5 23 (6.20%) Degree
6 12 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 11 (2.96%) PMP
8 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.27%) APMP
9 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) CEH
9 1 (0.27%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (20.75%) QA
2 7 (1.89%) SLA
3 4 (1.08%) COBIT
3 4 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (1.08%) EMIR
3 4 (1.08%) MiFID
3 4 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.08%) WCAG
4 2 (0.54%) GxP
4 2 (0.54%) SDET
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (0.81%) Docker
3 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) KVM
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (9.70%) Oracle
2 26 (7.01%) HP
3 24 (6.47%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.12%) SAP
5 10 (2.70%) IBM
6 9 (2.43%) Informatica
7 8 (2.16%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.89%) Google
8 7 (1.89%) VMware
9 5 (1.35%) BEA
9 5 (1.35%) Calypso
9 5 (1.35%) EMC
10 4 (1.08%) FrontRange
10 4 (1.08%) NetApp
10 4 (1.08%) Veritas
11 3 (0.81%) Adobe
11 3 (0.81%) ATG
11 3 (0.81%) FNZ
12 2 (0.54%) SOASTA, Inc
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