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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 215 235 248
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 191 158 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.72% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.93% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 105 84
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£425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-10.81% -10.84%
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
16355 17081 15030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.93% 78.21% 76.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11712 11808 10440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 234 307
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +21 45 £475 +18.75% 11
Uxbridge - 2 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 £310 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Croydon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 133 (32.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 128 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (25.60%) QA
4 105 (25.36%) Test Management
5 104 (25.12%) Banking
6 98 (23.67%) Finance
7 87 (21.01%) Test Scripting
8 80 (19.32%) HP Quality Center
9 75 (18.12%) SQL
10 61 (14.73%) Java
11 57 (13.77%) Oracle
12 56 (13.53%) Test Automation
13 53 (12.80%) Investment Banking
14 52 (12.56%) HP
15 49 (11.84%) Integration Testing
16 48 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (11.59%) Risk Management
17 47 (11.35%) ISEB
18 46 (11.11%) Regression Testing
19 45 (10.87%) Degree
20 44 (10.63%) TDD
21 43 (10.39%) Project Management
22 42 (10.14%) Test Planning
23 41 (9.90%) Automated Testing
24 40 (9.66%) Selenium
25 38 (9.18%) Migration
26 37 (8.94%) Software Testing
27 36 (8.70%) Manual Testing
27 36 (8.70%) Web Services
28 35 (8.45%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (1.45%) WebLogic
1 6 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.21%) Documentum
3 4 (0.97%) SAS
3 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.72%) Captiva
4 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.48%) Lync
6 1 (0.24%) Drupal
6 1 (0.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.59%) MS Office
3 15 (3.62%) MS Visio
3 15 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.66%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Summit
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.97%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.72%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.48%) Agresso
4 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.24%) Finacle
5 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.90%) Wireshark
2 8 (1.93%) Internet
3 6 (1.45%) HTTP
3 6 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.45%) ATM
3 6 (1.45%) Firewall
4 5 (1.21%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.21%) SSL
5 4 (0.97%) LAN
5 4 (0.97%) WAN
5 4 (0.97%) FTP
6 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.24%) NFC
7 1 (0.24%) RTSP
7 1 (0.24%) Network Security
7 1 (0.24%) Wireless
7 1 (0.24%) LDAP
7 1 (0.24%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.24%) GSM
7 1 (0.24%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.93%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.21%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.97%) DB2
7 4 (0.97%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.97%) Base SAS
7 4 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (0.72%) Big Data
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.48%) DataStage
9 2 (0.48%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.48%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 40 (9.66%) Selenium
2 34 (8.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 25 (6.04%) JIRA
4 20 (4.83%) LoadRunner
4 20 (4.83%) WebDriver
5 19 (4.59%) JUnit
6 15 (3.62%) Cucumber
6 15 (3.62%) SoapUI
7 12 (2.90%) JMeter
8 10 (2.42%) TestNG
8 10 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.17%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.17%) Appium
9 9 (2.17%) ClearCase
10 8 (1.93%) DbUnit
10 8 (1.93%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (1.69%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.69%) TestDirector
12 6 (1.45%) Maven
12 6 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 104 (25.12%) Banking
2 98 (23.67%) Finance
3 53 (12.80%) Investment Banking
4 27 (6.52%) Retail
5 25 (6.04%) Front Office
6 10 (2.42%) Legal
7 9 (2.17%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.17%) Back Office
8 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.97%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.97%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.72%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.72%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.48%) Games
10 2 (0.48%) Marketing
10 2 (0.48%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (36.96%) Test Manager
2 78 (18.84%) Analyst
3 43 (10.39%) Developer
4 40 (9.66%) Test Leader
5 34 (8.21%) Test Analyst
6 33 (7.97%) Tester
7 30 (7.25%) Business Analyst
8 21 (5.07%) Test Engineer
9 20 (4.83%) Scala Developer
10 17 (4.11%) Consultant
11 16 (3.86%) Programme Test Manager
11 16 (3.86%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.90%) UAT Manager
13 10 (2.42%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.42%) Test Consultant
13 10 (2.42%) Automation Engineer
13 10 (2.42%) UAT Test Manager
14 9 (2.17%) QA Leader
14 9 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
15 8 (1.93%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.70%) Web Services
2 31 (7.49%) HTML
3 29 (7.00%) .NET
4 22 (5.31%) RESTful
5 20 (4.83%) HTML5
6 13 (3.14%) J2EE
7 12 (2.90%) XML
8 9 (2.17%) JSON
8 9 (2.17%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.93%) Middleware
9 8 (1.93%) SOAP
9 8 (1.93%) jQuery
10 6 (1.45%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.45%) REST
11 5 (1.21%) CSS
12 4 (0.97%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.97%) JSP
12 4 (0.97%) Spring
13 2 (0.48%) SAX
13 2 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.38%) Derivative
2 14 (3.38%) Fixed Income
3 9 (2.17%) Equities
4 7 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 7 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
4 7 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.45%) Statistics
5 6 (1.45%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.21%) Open Source
6 5 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.97%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.72%) User Experience
9 2 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.48%) PMI
9 2 (0.48%) NHS
9 2 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.21%) UNIX
1 34 (8.21%) Windows
2 16 (3.86%) Linux
3 8 (1.93%) AIX
4 7 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.45%) Android
6 5 (1.21%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.97%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.97%) Windows NT
7 4 (0.97%) Windows 2000
7 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (32.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 128 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (25.36%) Test Management
4 87 (21.01%) Test Scripting
5 56 (13.53%) Test Automation
6 49 (11.84%) Integration Testing
7 48 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (11.59%) Risk Management
8 46 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 44 (10.63%) TDD
10 43 (10.39%) Project Management
11 42 (10.14%) Test Planning
12 41 (9.90%) Automated Testing
13 38 (9.18%) Migration
14 37 (8.94%) Software Testing
15 36 (8.70%) Manual Testing
16 35 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
17 33 (7.97%) Scrum
18 31 (7.49%) Validation
19 30 (7.25%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.12%) SQL
2 61 (14.73%) Java
3 28 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.31%) Scala
5 18 (4.35%) C#
6 14 (3.38%) Ruby
7 12 (2.90%) Shell Script
8 11 (2.66%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.93%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.93%) Python
10 7 (1.69%) C
11 6 (1.45%) Perl
12 5 (1.21%) VB
13 4 (0.97%) PHP
14 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.72%) Groovy
15 2 (0.48%) C++
15 2 (0.48%) VBScript
15 2 (0.48%) SAS Macro
16 1 (0.24%) Lua
Qualifications
1 47 (11.35%) ISEB
2 45 (10.87%) Degree
3 35 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 35 (8.45%) ISTQB
4 16 (3.86%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (2.90%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.72%) CISSP
8 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.48%) MBA
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.48%) OSCP
8 2 (0.48%) CEH
9 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) ACCA
9 1 (0.24%) CIMA
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (25.60%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) Basel III
3 3 (0.72%) EMIR
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) FATCA
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 7816
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.24%) COREP
System Software
1 8 (1.93%) Nmap
2 7 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.21%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 80 (19.32%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.93%) Nessus
3 4 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.97%) Ansible
3 4 (0.97%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (0.97%) Puppet
4 2 (0.48%) Control-M
4 2 (0.48%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.24%) SCCM
5 1 (0.24%) SCOM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 57 (13.77%) Oracle
2 52 (12.56%) HP
3 35 (8.45%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.38%) SAP
5 12 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.17%) Business Objects
6 9 (2.17%) Murex
7 8 (1.93%) VMware
8 6 (1.45%) Citrix
8 6 (1.45%) IBM
8 6 (1.45%) Informatica
8 6 (1.45%) Cognos
8 6 (1.45%) Pega
9 5 (1.21%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.97%) Fundtech
11 3 (0.72%) SunGard
11 3 (0.72%) webMethods
11 3 (0.72%) Remedy
11 3 (0.72%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.72%) BEA
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