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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 225 253 274
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 213 180 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.97% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 109 95
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£450 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -11 50 £500 +26.98% 10
Docklands, London -5 3 £650 +19.54%
Greenford - 2 £355 -
Canary Wharf -10 1 £375 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 166 (37.81%) Finance
2 131 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (29.38%) QA
4 100 (22.78%) SQL
5 94 (21.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 92 (20.96%) Test Scripting
6 92 (20.96%) Java
7 88 (20.05%) Banking
8 82 (18.68%) Test Management
9 69 (15.72%) Oracle
10 67 (15.26%) Test Automation
11 64 (14.58%) ISEB
12 56 (12.76%) Migration
13 55 (12.53%) Selenium
14 53 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
14 53 (12.07%) .NET
15 50 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
16 49 (11.16%) Integration Testing
16 49 (11.16%) ISTQB
16 49 (11.16%) Microsoft
17 48 (10.93%) Scrum
18 47 (10.71%) HP
18 47 (10.71%) Investment Banking
19 45 (10.25%) Performance Testing
19 45 (10.25%) C#
20 44 (10.02%) MS Excel
21 43 (9.79%) Test Planning
22 41 (9.34%) SAP
22 41 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
23 39 (8.88%) Project Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (3.87%) WebLogic
2 10 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.28%) SAS
3 9 (2.05%) Confluence
4 8 (1.82%) Documentum
5 5 (1.14%) Apache
6 3 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.68%) IIS
6 3 (0.68%) JBoss
7 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.46%) FileNet
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.23%) Captiva
8 1 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.23%) Node.js
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.10%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.64%) MS Office
4 13 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) HipChat
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.37%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.68%) MultiFonds
6 3 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.46%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.46%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.46%) Agresso
7 2 (0.46%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.46%) Endur
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle TCA
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.10%) HTTP
2 4 (0.91%) VoIP
3 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.68%) Internet
3 3 (0.68%) 3G
3 3 (0.68%) 4G
4 2 (0.46%) X.509
4 2 (0.46%) DSL
4 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.46%) UMTS
4 2 (0.46%) Wireless
4 2 (0.46%) IPsec
4 2 (0.46%) 2G
4 2 (0.46%) RTSP
4 2 (0.46%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.46%) Network Security
4 2 (0.46%) LTE
5 1 (0.23%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.23%) LAN
5 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.66%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.10%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.37%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.14%) Big Data
7 5 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.14%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.91%) HBase
9 3 (0.68%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.68%) MS Access
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.46%) MySQL
10 2 (0.46%) DB2
10 2 (0.46%) OLTP
10 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 55 (12.53%) Selenium
2 34 (7.74%) JIRA
3 29 (6.61%) Cucumber
4 21 (4.78%) Jenkins
5 20 (4.56%) SpecFlow
6 19 (4.33%) HP UFT
7 17 (3.87%) WebDriver
8 16 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (3.42%) Git (software)
10 14 (3.19%) FitNesse
11 11 (2.51%) SoapUI
12 10 (2.28%) WATIR
12 10 (2.28%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.28%) Jasmine
12 10 (2.28%) Capybara
12 10 (2.28%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (2.05%) LoadRunner
13 9 (2.05%) JMeter
14 8 (1.82%) CA Gen
15 7 (1.59%) Appium
General
1 166 (37.81%) Finance
2 88 (20.05%) Banking
3 47 (10.71%) Investment Banking
4 28 (6.38%) Retail
5 15 (3.42%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.96%) General Ledger
7 10 (2.28%) Legal
8 8 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.37%) Front Office
9 6 (1.37%) Billing
10 4 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.68%) Back Office
11 3 (0.68%) French Language
12 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.46%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.46%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (33.49%) Test Manager
2 105 (23.92%) Analyst
3 50 (11.39%) Test Analyst
4 47 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 46 (10.48%) Test Leader
6 39 (8.88%) Tester
7 30 (6.83%) Developer
8 24 (5.47%) Consultant
9 17 (3.87%) Architect
9 17 (3.87%) Programme Manager
10 15 (3.42%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.42%) Test Engineer
11 13 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (2.73%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.51%) Programme Test Manager
14 10 (2.28%) SAS Developer
14 10 (2.28%) Senior Test Manager
14 10 (2.28%) QA Analyst
14 10 (2.28%) Senior Test Analyst
15 8 (1.82%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.07%) .NET
2 22 (5.01%) Web Services
3 19 (4.33%) XML
4 17 (3.87%) J2EE
4 17 (3.87%) Middleware
5 12 (2.73%) RESTful
6 11 (2.51%) SOAP
7 10 (2.28%) HTML
7 10 (2.28%) JSON
8 6 (1.37%) REST
9 5 (1.14%) WPF
9 5 (1.14%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.91%) Silverlight
10 4 (0.91%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.91%) XSLT
11 3 (0.68%) FpML
11 3 (0.68%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.68%) CSS
11 3 (0.68%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.68%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (2.96%) Equities
4 12 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.51%) Derivative
6 10 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.05%) Smart Meter
7 9 (2.05%) User Experience
8 6 (1.37%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.37%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.14%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.14%) Statistics
10 4 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.91%) PKI
11 3 (0.68%) IPTV
11 3 (0.68%) DTCC
11 3 (0.68%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.24%) Windows
2 20 (4.56%) UNIX
3 16 (3.64%) Linux
4 7 (1.59%) Android
4 7 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) AIX
6 1 (0.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (21.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 92 (20.96%) Test Scripting
4 82 (18.68%) Test Management
5 67 (15.26%) Test Automation
6 56 (12.76%) Migration
7 53 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (11.16%) Integration Testing
9 48 (10.93%) Scrum
10 45 (10.25%) Performance Testing
11 43 (9.79%) Test Planning
12 41 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (8.88%) Automated Testing
13 39 (8.88%) Project Management
13 39 (8.88%) System Integration Testing
14 37 (8.43%) CRM
15 34 (7.74%) Data Modelling
15 34 (7.74%) ETL
15 34 (7.74%) BDD
16 33 (7.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 100 (22.78%) SQL
2 92 (20.96%) Java
3 45 (10.25%) C#
4 21 (4.78%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.19%) Perl
6 9 (2.05%) C
6 9 (2.05%) Python
7 7 (1.59%) VBA
7 7 (1.59%) Ruby
8 5 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.14%) ABAP
8 5 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.91%) C++
10 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.46%) VB
11 2 (0.46%) XQuery
11 2 (0.46%) Tcl
11 2 (0.46%) XPath
12 1 (0.23%) Lua
12 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (14.58%) ISEB
2 49 (11.16%) ISTQB
3 34 (7.74%) Security Cleared
4 24 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (5.24%) Degree
6 15 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.46%) PMP
10 2 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.46%) IIBA
11 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 1 (0.23%) CSQA
11 1 (0.23%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.23%) HNC
11 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (29.38%) QA
2 11 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.82%) GxP
4 7 (1.59%) EMIR
5 5 (1.14%) SLA
6 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.91%) MiFID
7 3 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.46%) FATCA
9 1 (0.23%) HL7
9 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.37%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.46%) nmon
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 69 (15.72%) Oracle
2 49 (11.16%) Microsoft
3 47 (10.71%) HP
4 41 (9.34%) SAP
5 14 (3.19%) webMethods
6 12 (2.73%) Pega
7 11 (2.51%) IBM
7 11 (2.51%) BEA
7 11 (2.51%) Informatica
8 10 (2.28%) Remedy
9 4 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.91%) Sybase
9 4 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (0.91%) Splunk
10 3 (0.68%) Greenplum
10 3 (0.68%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.68%) Capita
10 3 (0.68%) Netezza
10 3 (0.68%) Vertica
10 3 (0.68%) Symantec
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £381 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago