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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 260 227 253
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 178 221 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.80% 0.94% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.15% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 151 107
Median daily rate £475 £463 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
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
18896 19265 18726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.27% 81.63% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13649 13768 13140
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 232 227
Median hourly rate £22.38 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £64.25 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +18 26 £475 -5.00% 4
Bromley - 8 £450 -
Croydon - 6 £350 -
Hayes - 5 £340 -
Docklands, London +10 1 £675 +3.84%
Osterley - 1 £445 -
Feltham - 1 £400 -
Southall - 1 £340 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 153 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (29.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 97 (26.43%) Finance
4 76 (20.71%) QA
5 74 (20.16%) Test Management
6 69 (18.80%) Banking
7 66 (17.98%) Test Scripting
8 62 (16.89%) Defect Management
9 59 (16.08%) Test Automation
10 54 (14.71%) SQL
11 50 (13.62%) Integration Testing
11 50 (13.62%) System Integration Testing
12 49 (13.35%) Security Cleared
12 49 (13.35%) Selenium
12 49 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
13 48 (13.08%) Functional Testing
14 47 (12.81%) JIRA
14 47 (12.81%) ISEB
15 42 (11.44%) Non-Functional Testing
16 40 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (10.63%) Regression Testing
18 37 (10.08%) Exploratory Testing
19 36 (9.81%) Java
20 35 (9.54%) Performance Testing
21 34 (9.26%) System Testing
22 33 (8.99%) Waterfall
22 33 (8.99%) Microsoft
22 33 (8.99%) Migration
23 32 (8.72%) Scrum
23 32 (8.72%) Automated 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 8 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.91%) SAS
3 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.36%) Confluence
5 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.82%) CMS
6 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.81%) MS Office
2 14 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.09%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) VisionPLUS
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%) Oracle ERP
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 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (1.91%) GitHub
4 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.82%) Google Play
5 2 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.36%) Internet
2 4 (1.09%) VPN
3 3 (0.82%) Firewall
3 3 (0.82%) HTTP
3 3 (0.82%) NAS
3 3 (0.82%) SAN
4 2 (0.54%) LAN
4 2 (0.54%) VoIP
4 2 (0.54%) WAN
5 1 (0.27%) IPsec
5 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.27%) SSH
5 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.27%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 8 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (2.18%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.18%) Neo4j
3 8 (2.18%) Redis
4 5 (1.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 4 (1.09%) Big Data
5 4 (1.09%) GIS
5 4 (1.09%) MySQL
5 4 (1.09%) Pentaho
6 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.27%) MS Access
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) OLAP
8 1 (0.27%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (13.35%) Selenium
2 47 (12.81%) JIRA
3 20 (5.45%) Cucumber
4 17 (4.63%) HP UFT
4 17 (4.63%) SoapUI
4 17 (4.63%) WebDriver
5 14 (3.81%) LoadRunner
6 13 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.45%) Appium
8 7 (1.91%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.63%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.36%) Capybara
10 5 (1.36%) JUnit
10 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.09%) Android Studio
11 4 (1.09%) JMeter
11 4 (1.09%) TestComplete
11 4 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.82%) Ranorex
General
1 97 (26.43%) Finance
2 69 (18.80%) Banking
3 30 (8.17%) Retail
4 26 (7.08%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.81%) Games
6 7 (1.91%) Front Office
6 7 (1.91%) Legal
7 6 (1.63%) Back Office
7 6 (1.63%) Marketing
8 4 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.82%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.54%) Law
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Military
10 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 132 (35.97%) Test Manager
2 58 (15.80%) Analyst
3 57 (15.53%) Test Leader
4 32 (8.72%) Test Analyst
5 29 (7.90%) Programme Manager
6 26 (7.08%) Programme Test Manager
6 26 (7.08%) Test Programme Manager
7 25 (6.81%) Tester
8 18 (4.90%) Developer
9 17 (4.63%) Business Analyst
10 14 (3.81%) Consultant
11 12 (3.27%) SAP Manager
11 12 (3.27%) SAP Test Manager
11 12 (3.27%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.27%) UAT Manager
12 11 (3.00%) C# Developer
12 11 (3.00%) QA Leader
12 11 (3.00%) UAT Test Manager
13 10 (2.72%) .NET Developer
13 10 (2.72%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.99%) .NET
2 17 (4.63%) SOAP
2 17 (4.63%) Web Services
3 9 (2.45%) XML
4 7 (1.91%) Middleware
4 7 (1.91%) REST
5 4 (1.09%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.82%) Android SDK
6 3 (0.82%) Chai
6 3 (0.82%) CSS
6 3 (0.82%) HTML
7 2 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.54%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.54%) JSON
7 2 (0.54%) Swagger
7 2 (0.54%) Velocity
7 2 (0.54%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (4.09%) Derivative
4 12 (3.27%) Equities
4 12 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.91%) User Experience
7 4 (1.09%) iPad
7 4 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (1.09%) SWIFT
8 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.82%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.82%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.82%) FMCG
8 3 (0.82%) IBM XIV
9 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.54%) EMV
9 2 (0.54%) EPoS
9 2 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.17%) Linux
2 26 (7.08%) Windows
3 16 (4.36%) Unix
4 12 (3.27%) Android
5 8 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (29.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 74 (20.16%) Test Management
4 66 (17.98%) Test Scripting
5 62 (16.89%) Defect Management
6 59 (16.08%) Test Automation
7 50 (13.62%) Integration Testing
7 50 (13.62%) System Integration Testing
8 48 (13.08%) Functional Testing
9 42 (11.44%) Non-Functional Testing
10 40 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (10.63%) Regression Testing
12 37 (10.08%) Exploratory Testing
13 35 (9.54%) Performance Testing
14 34 (9.26%) System Testing
15 33 (8.99%) Migration
15 33 (8.99%) Waterfall
16 32 (8.72%) Automated Testing
16 32 (8.72%) Scrum
17 31 (8.45%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.71%) SQL
2 36 (9.81%) Java
3 31 (8.45%) C#
4 27 (7.36%) C
5 18 (4.90%) C++
6 10 (2.72%) Perl
7 8 (2.18%) F#
7 8 (2.18%) Ruby
7 8 (2.18%) Tcl
8 6 (1.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.36%) VBScript
10 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.09%) Python
11 2 (0.54%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.54%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.54%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (13.35%) Security Cleared
2 47 (12.81%) ISEB
3 28 (7.63%) ISTQB
4 27 (7.36%) DV Cleared
4 27 (7.36%) SC Cleared
5 22 (5.99%) Degree
6 16 (4.36%) PMP
7 12 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
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%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (20.71%) QA
2 7 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.09%) COBIT
3 4 (1.09%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.09%) MiFID
3 4 (1.09%) WCAG
4 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.82%) EMIR
4 3 (0.82%) GxP
4 3 (0.82%) SDET
4 3 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.82%) Docker
2 3 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.36%) HP
3 24 (6.54%) Oracle
4 19 (5.18%) SAP
5 13 (3.54%) Informatica
6 12 (3.27%) Google
7 9 (2.45%) IBM
8 8 (2.18%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.91%) VMware
10 4 (1.09%) Calypso
10 4 (1.09%) FrontRange
11 3 (0.82%) Adobe
11 3 (0.82%) ATG
11 3 (0.82%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.82%) EMC
11 3 (0.82%) NetApp
11 3 (0.82%) Veritas
12 2 (0.54%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.54%) Pega
12 2 (0.54%) Sitecore
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