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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 289 231 269
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +38
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 163 224 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.71% 0.95% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.15% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 156 102
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
19741 19475 19801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.76% 82.22% 81.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 13879 13791
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 220 236
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.24 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -7 16 £450 -2.70% 9
Croydon - 9 £350 -
Bromley +4 7 £513 +36.66%
Osterley - 3 £375 -
Feltham - 1 £400 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 151 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (27.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 96 (26.37%) Finance
4 78 (21.43%) QA
5 74 (20.33%) Test Management
6 73 (20.05%) Test Scripting
7 67 (18.41%) Banking
8 65 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 60 (16.48%) Defect Management
10 57 (15.66%) SQL
11 50 (13.74%) Selenium
11 50 (13.74%) ISEB
12 48 (13.19%) Java
13 47 (12.91%) Security Cleared
14 46 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
15 45 (12.36%) Integration Testing
15 45 (12.36%) System Integration Testing
16 44 (12.09%) JIRA
16 44 (12.09%) Regression Testing
17 43 (11.81%) Functional Testing
18 42 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
19 38 (10.44%) Scrum
20 35 (9.62%) Microsoft
20 35 (9.62%) Automated Testing
20 35 (9.62%) Exploratory Testing
21 31 (8.52%) C
22 30 (8.24%) C#
22 30 (8.24%) Retail
22 30 (8.24%) Performance Testing
22 30 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing

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 7 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (1.92%) SAS
2 6 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.37%) CMS
3 5 (1.37%) Confluence
4 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.40%) MS Office
3 10 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.82%) MS Project
6 2 (0.55%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.37%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (1.92%) GitHub
4 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.82%) Google Play
5 2 (0.55%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.85%) Internet
2 3 (0.82%) HTTP
2 3 (0.82%) VPN
3 2 (0.55%) Firewall
3 2 (0.55%) NAS
3 2 (0.55%) PBX
3 2 (0.55%) SAN
3 2 (0.55%) VoIP
4 1 (0.27%) IPsec
4 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.27%) SSH
4 1 (0.27%) Wireless
4 1 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.92%) Neo4j
3 7 (1.92%) Redis
4 4 (1.10%) Big Data
4 4 (1.10%) GIS
4 4 (1.10%) Pentaho
4 4 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.82%) MySQL
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (13.74%) Selenium
2 44 (12.09%) JIRA
3 26 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 24 (6.59%) SoapUI
5 18 (4.95%) WebDriver
6 16 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (4.12%) LoadRunner
8 13 (3.57%) HP UFT
9 11 (3.02%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.20%) Git (software)
11 7 (1.92%) JUnit
11 7 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.37%) Capybara
12 5 (1.37%) FitNesse
12 5 (1.37%) JMeter
12 5 (1.37%) Subversion
12 5 (1.37%) TestDirector
12 5 (1.37%) Zephyr
13 4 (1.10%) Android Studio
13 4 (1.10%) Appium
General
1 96 (26.37%) Finance
2 67 (18.41%) Banking
3 30 (8.24%) Retail
4 22 (6.04%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.12%) Games
6 10 (2.75%) Back Office
7 9 (2.47%) Front Office
8 6 (1.65%) Legal
8 6 (1.65%) Marketing
9 5 (1.37%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.82%) Billing
11 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.82%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.82%) Local Government
11 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.55%) Law
12 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.55%) Military
12 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 125 (34.34%) Test Manager
2 67 (18.41%) Analyst
3 56 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 41 (11.26%) Test Analyst
5 28 (7.69%) Tester
6 27 (7.42%) Programme Manager
7 24 (6.59%) Programme Test Manager
7 24 (6.59%) Test Programme Manager
8 20 (5.49%) Business Analyst
8 20 (5.49%) Developer
9 12 (3.30%) Automation Tester
9 12 (3.30%) UAT Manager
9 12 (3.30%) UAT Test Manager
10 11 (3.02%) Software Engineer
11 10 (2.75%) C# Developer
11 10 (2.75%) SAP Manager
11 10 (2.75%) SAP Test Manager
12 9 (2.47%) Agile .NET Developer
12 9 (2.47%) Agile C# Developer
12 9 (2.47%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.97%) .NET
2 20 (5.49%) Web Services
3 19 (5.22%) SOAP
4 12 (3.30%) REST
5 8 (2.20%) XML
6 6 (1.65%) Middleware
7 5 (1.37%) Chai
7 5 (1.37%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.10%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.10%) CSS
8 4 (1.10%) HTML
9 3 (0.82%) Android SDK
10 2 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.55%) LAMP
10 2 (0.55%) Laravel
10 2 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.55%) Spring
10 2 (0.55%) Swagger
10 2 (0.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.30%) Derivative
3 11 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.75%) EPoS
5 9 (2.47%) Equities
5 9 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.65%) User Experience
8 5 (1.37%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.37%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.10%) iPad
9 4 (1.10%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (0.82%) FMCG
11 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.55%) IVR
11 2 (0.55%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.69%) Linux
2 26 (7.14%) Windows
3 10 (2.75%) Unix
4 7 (1.92%) Android
5 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (27.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 74 (20.33%) Test Management
4 73 (20.05%) Test Scripting
5 65 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 60 (16.48%) Defect Management
7 45 (12.36%) Integration Testing
7 45 (12.36%) System Integration Testing
8 44 (12.09%) Regression Testing
9 43 (11.81%) Functional Testing
10 42 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (10.44%) Scrum
12 35 (9.62%) Automated Testing
12 35 (9.62%) Exploratory Testing
13 30 (8.24%) BDD
13 30 (8.24%) Non-Functional Testing
13 30 (8.24%) Performance Testing
14 29 (7.97%) Manual Testing
14 29 (7.97%) Waterfall
15 28 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.66%) SQL
2 48 (13.19%) Java
3 31 (8.52%) C
4 30 (8.24%) C#
5 16 (4.40%) C++
6 8 (2.20%) Perl
6 8 (2.20%) Ruby
7 7 (1.92%) F#
7 7 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.92%) Tcl
8 5 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.37%) Python
8 5 (1.37%) VBScript
9 4 (1.10%) PHP
10 2 (0.55%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.55%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.55%) VBA
11 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (13.74%) ISEB
2 47 (12.91%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.97%) DV Cleared
3 29 (7.97%) ISTQB
4 26 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 23 (6.32%) Degree
6 13 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (3.30%) PMP
8 2 (0.55%) IIBA
9 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.27%) CEH
9 1 (0.27%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (21.43%) QA
2 6 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.37%) MiFID
3 5 (1.37%) SDET
4 4 (1.10%) EMIR
4 4 (1.10%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.10%) WCAG
5 3 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.82%) GxP
6 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.55%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.82%) Docker
2 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.97%) HP
3 23 (6.32%) Oracle
4 19 (5.22%) SAP
5 13 (3.57%) Informatica
6 11 (3.02%) Google
7 7 (1.92%) IBM
7 7 (1.92%) VMware
8 4 (1.10%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.82%) Adobe
9 3 (0.82%) Pega
10 2 (0.55%) EMC
10 2 (0.55%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.55%) hybris
10 2 (0.55%) Murex
10 2 (0.55%) NetApp
10 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.55%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.55%) TSYS
10 2 (0.55%) Veritas
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