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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 247 222 256
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +34
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 189 227 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.87% 0.97% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.20% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 154 101
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
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
18252 18961 18637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.46% 81.15% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13341 13468 13184
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 244 230
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.18 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +27 31 £475 - 4
Bromley - 9 £563 -
Croydon -10 7 £384 -13.47%
Hayes - 6 £340 -
Brentford +2 2 - -
Southall - 2 £340 -
Docklands, London +7 1 £675 +50.00%
Osterley - 1 £445 -
Feltham - 1 £400 -
Twickenham - 1 £475 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 143 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 98 (27.00%) Finance
4 80 (22.04%) QA
5 69 (19.01%) Banking
6 67 (18.46%) Test Scripting
7 66 (18.18%) Test Management
8 61 (16.80%) SQL
8 61 (16.80%) Defect Management
9 55 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 53 (14.60%) HP Quality Center
11 51 (14.05%) Integration Testing
11 51 (14.05%) System Integration Testing
12 49 (13.50%) Functional Testing
13 48 (13.22%) ISEB
14 47 (12.95%) JIRA
15 46 (12.67%) Security Cleared
15 46 (12.67%) Selenium
15 46 (12.67%) Non-Functional Testing
16 45 (12.40%) System Testing
17 37 (10.19%) Regression Testing
18 36 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (9.92%) Performance Testing
19 35 (9.64%) C#
20 33 (9.09%) Java
21 32 (8.82%) Migration
21 32 (8.82%) Scrum
22 31 (8.54%) Linux
22 31 (8.54%) Microsoft
22 31 (8.54%) Test Planning

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 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.38%) SAS
2 5 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.10%) Confluence
4 3 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.55%) CMS
5 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (6.89%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (3.31%) MS Office
4 11 (3.03%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.65%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.55%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (1.93%) GitHub
4 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.83%) Google Play
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.13%) Internet
2 5 (1.38%) VPN
3 4 (1.10%) Firewall
3 4 (1.10%) NAS
3 4 (1.10%) SAN
4 3 (0.83%) HTTP
4 3 (0.83%) LAN
4 3 (0.83%) WAN
5 2 (0.55%) VoIP
5 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.28%) IPsec
6 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.28%) SSH
6 1 (0.28%) Wireless
6 1 (0.28%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (1.93%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.93%) Neo4j
3 7 (1.93%) Redis
4 5 (1.38%) MySQL
5 4 (1.10%) GIS
5 4 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (0.83%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.55%) Big Data
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.55%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.28%) MS Access
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (12.95%) JIRA
2 46 (12.67%) Selenium
3 23 (6.34%) HP UFT
4 21 (5.79%) SoapUI
5 20 (5.51%) Cucumber
6 17 (4.68%) WebDriver
7 13 (3.58%) LoadRunner
8 12 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.48%) Appium
10 6 (1.65%) ClearQuest
10 6 (1.65%) Git (software)
10 6 (1.65%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.38%) JUnit
11 5 (1.38%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.10%) Android Studio
12 4 (1.10%) Capybara
12 4 (1.10%) JMeter
12 4 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 98 (27.00%) Finance
2 69 (19.01%) Banking
3 28 (7.71%) Retail
4 23 (6.34%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.58%) Games
6 7 (1.93%) Front Office
6 7 (1.93%) Legal
7 6 (1.65%) Marketing
8 5 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.10%) Back Office
10 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.83%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.55%) Military
11 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.28%) Billing
12 1 (0.28%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 128 (35.26%) Test Manager
2 63 (17.36%) Analyst
3 57 (15.70%) Test Leader
4 37 (10.19%) Test Analyst
5 29 (7.99%) Programme Manager
6 27 (7.44%) Tester
7 26 (7.16%) Programme Test Manager
7 26 (7.16%) Test Programme Manager
8 17 (4.68%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.41%) Consultant
10 14 (3.86%) Developer
10 14 (3.86%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.03%) UAT Manager
12 10 (2.75%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.75%) QA Leader
12 10 (2.75%) UAT Test Manager
13 9 (2.48%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.48%) Testing Manager
14 8 (2.20%) Automation Tester
14 8 (2.20%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.06%) .NET
2 21 (5.79%) SOAP
3 16 (4.41%) Web Services
4 9 (2.48%) XML
5 6 (1.65%) CSS
5 6 (1.65%) Middleware
5 6 (1.65%) REST
6 5 (1.38%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.10%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.10%) jQuery
7 4 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (0.83%) Android SDK
8 3 (0.83%) HTML
9 2 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.55%) Chai
9 2 (0.55%) JSON
9 2 (0.55%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.55%) Swagger
9 2 (0.55%) Velocity
9 2 (0.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (3.58%) Derivative
4 11 (3.03%) Equities
5 10 (2.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.93%) User Experience
8 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.10%) IBM XIV
8 4 (1.10%) iPad
8 4 (1.10%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.83%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.83%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.55%) EMV
10 2 (0.55%) EPoS
10 2 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.55%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.54%) Linux
2 27 (7.44%) Windows
3 17 (4.68%) Unix
4 12 (3.31%) Android
5 8 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 67 (18.46%) Test Scripting
4 66 (18.18%) Test Management
5 61 (16.80%) Defect Management
6 55 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 51 (14.05%) Integration Testing
7 51 (14.05%) System Integration Testing
8 49 (13.50%) Functional Testing
9 46 (12.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 45 (12.40%) System Testing
11 37 (10.19%) Regression Testing
12 36 (9.92%) Performance Testing
12 36 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (8.82%) Migration
13 32 (8.82%) Scrum
14 31 (8.54%) Test Planning
15 30 (8.26%) Manual Testing
15 30 (8.26%) Validation
16 29 (7.99%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.80%) SQL
2 35 (9.64%) C#
3 33 (9.09%) Java
4 26 (7.16%) C
5 14 (3.86%) C++
6 10 (2.75%) Perl
7 9 (2.48%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.20%) Ruby
8 8 (2.20%) Tcl
9 7 (1.93%) F#
10 5 (1.38%) Python
11 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.10%) VBScript
12 2 (0.55%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.55%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.55%) VBA
13 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.28%) PHP
13 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (13.22%) ISEB
2 46 (12.67%) Security Cleared
3 30 (8.26%) ISTQB
4 26 (7.16%) DV Cleared
5 25 (6.89%) SC Cleared
6 24 (6.61%) Degree
7 16 (4.41%) PMI Certification
7 16 (4.41%) PMP
8 13 (3.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.28%) CEH
10 1 (0.28%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (22.04%) QA
2 7 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.10%) COBIT
3 4 (1.10%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.10%) WCAG
4 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.83%) GxP
4 3 (0.83%) MiFID
4 3 (0.83%) SDET
4 3 (0.83%) SLA
5 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.55%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (0.83%) Docker
4 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 53 (14.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.28%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (8.54%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.71%) Oracle
3 26 (7.16%) HP
4 14 (3.86%) SAP
5 13 (3.58%) Informatica
6 11 (3.03%) Google
6 11 (3.03%) IBM
7 8 (2.20%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.20%) VMware
8 5 (1.38%) EMC
9 4 (1.10%) Calypso
9 4 (1.10%) FrontRange
9 4 (1.10%) NetApp
9 4 (1.10%) Veritas
10 3 (0.83%) Adobe
10 3 (0.83%) ATG
10 3 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.55%) hybris
11 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.55%) SOASTA, Inc
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