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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 211 265 285
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 230 150 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.00% 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.83% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 94 83
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £257 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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
18036 18101 18346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.81% 79.00% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12847 12769 12670
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
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 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 229 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.10 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 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 6 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 +2 55 £488 +25.80% 17
Canary Wharf -4 5 £525 -
Docklands, London -3 4 £450 -
Brentford - 2 £465 -
Croydon - 2 £444 -
Greenford - 1 £355 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 157 (36.60%) Finance
2 127 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (28.44%) QA
4 98 (22.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 96 (22.38%) SQL
6 92 (21.45%) Test Scripting
7 88 (20.51%) Banking
8 87 (20.28%) Java
9 79 (18.41%) Test Management
10 69 (16.08%) Test Automation
11 64 (14.92%) ISEB
12 63 (14.69%) Oracle
13 57 (13.29%) Migration
14 54 (12.59%) HP Quality Center
15 53 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
16 52 (12.12%) Selenium
17 51 (11.89%) ISTQB
17 51 (11.89%) Integration Testing
18 48 (11.19%) .NET
19 45 (10.49%) Investment Banking
19 45 (10.49%) HP
19 45 (10.49%) Scrum
20 43 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
21 42 (9.79%) C#
21 42 (9.79%) System Integration Testing
22 41 (9.56%) MS Excel
22 41 (9.56%) Microsoft
23 40 (9.32%) Test Planning
24 39 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
25 38 (8.86%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 15 (3.50%) WebLogic
2 10 (2.33%) SAS
3 9 (2.10%) Documentum
3 9 (2.10%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.86%) Confluence
5 5 (1.17%) Apache
6 3 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.47%) IIS
7 2 (0.47%) Lync
7 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.47%) FileNet
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.47%) Captiva
8 1 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.23%) JBoss
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.50%) MS Office
3 13 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 13 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) HipChat
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.40%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.47%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.47%) Agresso
5 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.47%) Endur
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle TCA
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.23%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.20%) HTTP
2 5 (1.17%) Internet
3 4 (0.93%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.70%) 4G
4 3 (0.70%) RTSP
4 3 (0.70%) 3G
4 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.70%) VoIP
5 2 (0.47%) UMTS
5 2 (0.47%) Wireless
5 2 (0.47%) Network Security
5 2 (0.47%) LTE
5 2 (0.47%) 2G
6 1 (0.23%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.23%) IPsec
6 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.23%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.23%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.40%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.17%) Big Data
7 4 (0.93%) HBase
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.70%) MS Access
8 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.70%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.47%) DB2
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.47%) OLTP
9 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.47%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 52 (12.12%) Selenium
2 33 (7.69%) JIRA
3 29 (6.76%) Cucumber
4 22 (5.13%) HP UFT
5 19 (4.43%) SpecFlow
6 17 (3.96%) Jenkins
6 17 (3.96%) WebDriver
7 15 (3.50%) Git (software)
8 13 (3.03%) FitNesse
9 12 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (2.33%) Jasmine
10 10 (2.33%) Capybara
10 10 (2.33%) WATIR
10 10 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
11 9 (2.10%) CA Gen
11 9 (2.10%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.86%) Appium
13 7 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.40%) LoadRunner
14 6 (1.40%) ClearQuest
General
1 157 (36.60%) Finance
2 88 (20.51%) Banking
3 45 (10.49%) Investment Banking
4 29 (6.76%) Retail
5 12 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.56%) General Ledger
7 10 (2.33%) Legal
8 6 (1.40%) Front Office
9 5 (1.17%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.93%) Back Office
10 4 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.70%) French Language
12 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.47%) Local Government
12 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 150 (34.97%) Test Manager
2 98 (22.84%) Analyst
3 52 (12.12%) Test Analyst
4 47 (10.96%) Test Leader
5 39 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 34 (7.93%) Tester
7 31 (7.23%) Developer
8 21 (4.90%) Consultant
9 20 (4.66%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.73%) Test Engineer
11 15 (3.50%) Programme Test Manager
12 14 (3.26%) Architect
12 14 (3.26%) Senior Manager
13 12 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.80%) Senior Test Manager
14 11 (2.56%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.33%) SAS Developer
15 10 (2.33%) QA Analyst
16 9 (2.10%) Senior Test Analyst
17 8 (1.86%) Documentum Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.19%) .NET
2 18 (4.20%) Web Services
3 16 (3.73%) J2EE
4 15 (3.50%) XML
4 15 (3.50%) Middleware
5 12 (2.80%) RESTful
6 10 (2.33%) JSON
7 9 (2.10%) HTML
8 8 (1.86%) SOAP
9 7 (1.63%) REST
10 5 (1.17%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.93%) JSF
11 4 (0.93%) WPF
11 4 (0.93%) Silverlight
11 4 (0.93%) Gherkin
11 4 (0.93%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.93%) CSS
11 4 (0.93%) XSLT
12 3 (0.70%) XML Messaging
12 3 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (3.03%) Equities
4 12 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.10%) User Experience
6 9 (2.10%) Derivative
7 7 (1.63%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.63%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.40%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.40%) Statistics
9 4 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.93%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.93%) PKI
9 4 (0.93%) IPTV
10 3 (0.70%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.70%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.90%) Windows
2 19 (4.43%) UNIX
3 12 (2.80%) Linux
4 7 (1.63%) Android
4 7 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.23%) AIX
6 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (29.60%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (22.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 92 (21.45%) Test Scripting
4 79 (18.41%) Test Management
5 69 (16.08%) Test Automation
6 57 (13.29%) Migration
7 53 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (11.89%) Integration Testing
9 45 (10.49%) Scrum
10 43 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 42 (9.79%) System Integration Testing
12 40 (9.32%) Test Planning
13 38 (8.86%) Automated Testing
14 37 (8.62%) Project Management
15 36 (8.39%) Data Modelling
15 36 (8.39%) Performance Testing
16 34 (7.93%) Waterfall
17 33 (7.69%) ETL
18 32 (7.46%) ERP
19 31 (7.23%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (22.38%) SQL
2 87 (20.28%) Java
3 42 (9.79%) C#
4 23 (5.36%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.26%) Perl
6 10 (2.33%) Python
7 9 (2.10%) Ruby
8 8 (1.86%) C
9 7 (1.63%) VBA
9 7 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.17%) ABAP
10 5 (1.17%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.17%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.70%) C++
11 3 (0.70%) PHP
12 2 (0.47%) VBScript
12 2 (0.47%) XQuery
12 2 (0.47%) Scala
12 2 (0.47%) XPath
13 1 (0.23%) Lua
Qualifications
1 64 (14.92%) ISEB
2 51 (11.89%) ISTQB
3 32 (7.46%) Security Cleared
4 28 (6.53%) Degree
5 20 (4.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.80%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (2.10%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.47%) IIBA
11 2 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 1 (0.23%) GNVQ
12 1 (0.23%) ACCA
12 1 (0.23%) CIMA
12 1 (0.23%) CSQA
12 1 (0.23%) HNC
12 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (28.44%) QA
2 6 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (1.40%) EMIR
3 4 (0.93%) MiFID
3 4 (0.93%) GxP
4 3 (0.70%) SLA
4 3 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.47%) FATCA
6 1 (0.23%) HL7
6 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) Docker
2 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (12.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.47%) nmon
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.23%) Control-M
4 1 (0.23%) SCCM
4 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (14.69%) Oracle
2 45 (10.49%) HP
3 41 (9.56%) Microsoft
4 35 (8.16%) SAP
5 19 (4.43%) Business Objects
6 14 (3.26%) webMethods
6 14 (3.26%) Pega
7 12 (2.80%) Informatica
7 12 (2.80%) BEA
8 11 (2.56%) IBM
9 10 (2.33%) Remedy
10 4 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.93%) Sybase
10 4 (0.93%) Splunk
11 3 (0.70%) Vertica
11 3 (0.70%) Capita
11 3 (0.70%) Netezza
11 3 (0.70%) VMware
11 3 (0.70%) Teradata
11 3 (0.70%) Greenplum
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 530 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
City Test Limited
Rate: £600 per day This rate is negotiable for excellent skills match
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
WEX Europe Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago