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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 220 217 227
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 191 201 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.89% 0.89% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.13% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 130 97
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£425 £417 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £518 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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
16858 17745 15661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.49% 78.47% 76.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11859 12371 11053
Average daily rate £450 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 240 214
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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 -1 38 £456 +3.69% 11
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Paddington -3 1 - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

1 122 (27.85%) Finance
1 122 (27.85%) QA
2 118 (26.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 113 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (24.20%) Test Management
5 104 (23.74%) Banking
6 95 (21.69%) Test Scripting
7 83 (18.95%) SQL
8 77 (17.58%) HP Quality Center
9 72 (16.44%) Java
10 63 (14.38%) ISEB
11 61 (13.93%) Oracle
12 57 (13.01%) HP
13 55 (12.56%) Investment Banking
14 53 (12.10%) Test Automation
15 51 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 50 (11.42%) Integration Testing
17 46 (10.50%) ISTQB
18 44 (10.05%) Regression Testing
18 44 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
19 43 (9.82%) Security Cleared
20 42 (9.59%) Selenium
21 41 (9.36%) Test Planning
22 38 (8.68%) Software Testing
22 38 (8.68%) Automated Testing
23 37 (8.45%) Project Management
23 37 (8.45%) Migration
24 36 (8.22%) Scrum
24 36 (8.22%) Windows
24 36 (8.22%) Retail

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 14 (3.20%) WebLogic
2 8 (1.83%) Documentum
3 7 (1.60%) SAS
4 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.91%) Apache
5 4 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.68%) Captiva
7 2 (0.46%) IIS
7 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.46%) FileNet
7 2 (0.46%) Lync
7 2 (0.46%) Confluence
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.23%) Drupal
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 35 (7.99%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.11%) MS Office
3 15 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (1.37%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.14%) Summit
5 4 (0.91%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.46%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.46%) Agresso
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.46%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.46%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.37%) Internet
1 6 (1.37%) ATM
1 6 (1.37%) HTTP
2 5 (1.14%) Firewall
2 5 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.91%) LAN
3 4 (0.91%) WAN
3 4 (0.91%) FTP
3 4 (0.91%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.68%) RTSP
5 2 (0.46%) VoIP
5 2 (0.46%) SSL
5 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.23%) Network Security
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) GSM
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.42%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.91%) DB2
7 4 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.68%) Big Data
8 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.46%) MySQL
9 2 (0.46%) DataStage
9 2 (0.46%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 42 (9.59%) Selenium
2 34 (7.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (7.08%) JIRA
4 17 (3.88%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.65%) WebDriver
6 13 (2.97%) JMeter
6 13 (2.97%) LoadRunner
7 12 (2.74%) JUnit
8 11 (2.51%) Appium
9 10 (2.28%) TestNG
9 10 (2.28%) Jenkins
9 10 (2.28%) SoapUI
10 9 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.83%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.37%) Calabash
13 6 (1.37%) CA Gen
14 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (1.14%) eggPlant
14 5 (1.14%) TestDirector
General
1 122 (27.85%) Finance
2 104 (23.74%) Banking
3 55 (12.56%) Investment Banking
4 36 (8.22%) Retail
5 13 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.97%) Front Office
6 12 (2.74%) Legal
7 11 (2.51%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.60%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.37%) Back Office
10 5 (1.14%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.91%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.68%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.46%) Local Government
13 2 (0.46%) Norwegian Language
14 1 (0.23%) Marketing
14 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 158 (36.07%) Test Manager
2 92 (21.00%) Analyst
3 54 (12.33%) Test Analyst
4 48 (10.96%) Test Leader
5 42 (9.59%) Tester
6 35 (7.99%) Business Analyst
7 34 (7.76%) Developer
8 29 (6.62%) Consultant
9 14 (3.20%) Test Consultant
10 13 (2.97%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (2.51%) Programme Test Manager
13 10 (2.28%) Test Engineer
13 10 (2.28%) SAP Test Manager
13 10 (2.28%) SAP Manager
14 9 (2.05%) Senior Test Manager
14 9 (2.05%) Senior Tester
14 9 (2.05%) Senior Manager
15 8 (1.83%) Project Manager
16 7 (1.60%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.99%) .NET
2 28 (6.39%) Web Services
3 20 (4.57%) J2EE
4 19 (4.34%) HTML
5 17 (3.88%) Middleware
6 15 (3.42%) XML
7 10 (2.28%) JSON
8 9 (2.05%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.83%) SOAP
9 8 (1.83%) RESTful
9 8 (1.83%) HTML5
10 7 (1.60%) REST
11 6 (1.37%) CSS
11 6 (1.37%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.14%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.91%) XSLT
13 4 (0.91%) Spring
13 4 (0.91%) JSF
14 3 (0.68%) WebCenter
14 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.28%) Fixed Income
3 10 (2.28%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.83%) Derivative
5 6 (1.37%) Equities
5 6 (1.37%) Statistics
6 5 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.14%) Open Source
6 5 (1.14%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.14%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.68%) Market Risk
7 3 (0.68%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.46%) NHS
8 2 (0.46%) PMI
8 2 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.46%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.22%) Windows
2 32 (7.31%) UNIX
3 20 (4.57%) Linux
4 8 (1.83%) AIX
5 7 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.37%) Android
7 4 (0.91%) Windows NT
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) SUSE
10 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (26.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 113 (25.80%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (24.20%) Test Management
4 95 (21.69%) Test Scripting
5 53 (12.10%) Test Automation
6 51 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (11.42%) Integration Testing
8 44 (10.05%) Regression Testing
8 44 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (9.36%) Test Planning
10 38 (8.68%) Software Testing
10 38 (8.68%) Automated Testing
11 37 (8.45%) Project Management
11 37 (8.45%) Migration
12 36 (8.22%) Scrum
12 36 (8.22%) Waterfall
13 35 (7.99%) Risk Management
14 33 (7.53%) Performance Testing
14 33 (7.53%) Manual Testing
15 29 (6.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 83 (18.95%) SQL
2 72 (16.44%) Java
3 19 (4.34%) C#
4 17 (3.88%) PL/SQL
5 16 (3.65%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.97%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.74%) Ruby
8 9 (2.05%) Perl
9 8 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.83%) VBA
9 8 (1.83%) Scala
10 7 (1.60%) Python
10 7 (1.60%) C
11 5 (1.14%) VB
12 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.68%) VBScript
12 3 (0.68%) PHP
13 2 (0.46%) XQuery
13 2 (0.46%) Groovy
13 2 (0.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 63 (14.38%) ISEB
2 46 (10.50%) ISTQB
3 43 (9.82%) Security Cleared
4 33 (7.53%) Degree
5 20 (4.57%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.42%) DV Cleared
6 15 (3.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.46%) CISSP
9 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.46%) MBA
9 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.46%) IIBA
9 2 (0.46%) CEH
9 2 (0.46%) OSCP
10 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 1 (0.23%) GNVQ
10 1 (0.23%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (27.85%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.46%) FATCA
3 2 (0.46%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) COREP
4 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.23%) Basel III
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.91%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 77 (17.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.14%) Nmap
2 5 (1.14%) Nessus
3 4 (0.91%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.46%) Control-M
5 2 (0.46%) Puppet
5 2 (0.46%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.46%) nmon
5 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.46%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) SCCM
6 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (13.93%) Oracle
2 57 (13.01%) HP
3 35 (7.99%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.11%) SAP
5 15 (3.42%) Business Objects
6 14 (3.20%) Pega
7 11 (2.51%) Remedy
8 10 (2.28%) IBM
8 10 (2.28%) Murex
9 9 (2.05%) BEA
9 9 (2.05%) webMethods
10 8 (1.83%) VMware
11 7 (1.60%) Informatica
12 6 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.14%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.14%) Citrix
14 4 (0.91%) Fundtech
15 3 (0.68%) Splunk
15 3 (0.68%) ATG
15 3 (0.68%) Red Hat
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Orgtel
Rate: £65 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago