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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 210 233 267
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +34
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 209 168 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.94% 0.74% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.95% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 108 90
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£450 £423 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +3.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 41 £478 +7.65% 8
Canary Wharf -6 5 £525 -
Brentford - 5 £450 -
Docklands, London 0 4 £450 -7.69%
Croydon - 2 £444 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 145 (35.80%) Finance
2 114 (28.15%) QA
3 106 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (22.96%) Test Management
5 87 (21.48%) Test Scripting
6 85 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 85 (20.99%) Banking
7 81 (20.00%) SQL
8 67 (16.54%) Java
9 62 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
10 59 (14.57%) Oracle
10 59 (14.57%) ISEB
11 58 (14.32%) Test Automation
12 57 (14.07%) Integration Testing
13 54 (13.33%) HP
14 53 (13.09%) Migration
15 50 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
16 46 (11.36%) ISTQB
16 46 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
17 43 (10.62%) Test Planning
18 42 (10.37%) Investment Banking
19 41 (10.12%) Microsoft
20 40 (9.88%) .NET
20 40 (9.88%) Security Cleared
21 39 (9.63%) Scrum
22 38 (9.38%) SAP
23 37 (9.14%) ETL
24 35 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
24 35 (8.64%) Selenium
25 34 (8.40%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (3.21%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.73%) SAS
4 6 (1.48%) Confluence
4 6 (1.48%) Documentum
5 4 (0.99%) Apache
6 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.49%) Captiva
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.49%) Lync
7 2 (0.49%) FileNet
7 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.49%) IIS
7 2 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.46%) MS Office
3 9 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.48%) MS Project
5 5 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.48%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.99%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.49%) Agresso
5 2 (0.49%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle TCA
5 2 (0.49%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.25%) Aligne
6 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.98%) HTTP
2 6 (1.48%) Internet
3 4 (0.99%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.74%) Network Security
4 3 (0.74%) RTSP
5 2 (0.49%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.49%) LAN
5 2 (0.49%) VoIP
5 2 (0.49%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) 4G
6 1 (0.25%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.25%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.25%) FTP
6 1 (0.25%) Intranet
6 1 (0.25%) SS7
6 1 (0.25%) DSL
6 1 (0.25%) 3G
6 1 (0.25%) Firewall
6 1 (0.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.46%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.48%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.48%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (0.99%) HBase
8 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.74%) Big Data
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.49%) DB2
10 2 (0.49%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.49%) OLTP
10 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (8.64%) Selenium
2 29 (7.16%) JIRA
3 24 (5.93%) Cucumber
4 22 (5.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (3.46%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.96%) WebDriver
7 11 (2.72%) LoadRunner
7 11 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.47%) Git (software)
8 10 (2.47%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.47%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.73%) CA Gen
9 7 (1.73%) JMeter
9 7 (1.73%) FitNesse
10 6 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.48%) Appium
10 6 (1.48%) eggPlant
10 6 (1.48%) Calabash
11 5 (1.23%) Capybara
11 5 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 145 (35.80%) Finance
2 85 (20.99%) Banking
3 42 (10.37%) Investment Banking
4 33 (8.15%) Retail
5 15 (3.70%) Legal
6 11 (2.72%) Retail Banking
7 10 (2.47%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.48%) Front Office
10 4 (0.99%) Back Office
11 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Local Government
12 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
13 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 151 (37.28%) Test Manager
2 90 (22.22%) Analyst
3 50 (12.35%) Test Analyst
4 49 (12.10%) Test Leader
5 41 (10.12%) Tester
6 35 (8.64%) Business Analyst
7 27 (6.67%) Consultant
8 26 (6.42%) Developer
9 18 (4.44%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.95%) Programme Test Manager
11 13 (3.21%) Senior Manager
12 12 (2.96%) SAP Test Manager
12 12 (2.96%) SAP Manager
13 11 (2.72%) Senior Test Manager
14 10 (2.47%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.47%) Test Consultant
14 10 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
15 9 (2.22%) Test Engineer
16 8 (1.98%) Business Manager
16 8 (1.98%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.88%) .NET
2 17 (4.20%) Middleware
3 16 (3.95%) Web Services
4 13 (3.21%) XML
4 13 (3.21%) J2EE
4 13 (3.21%) HTML
5 12 (2.96%) JSON
6 7 (1.73%) REST
7 6 (1.48%) RESTful
7 6 (1.48%) CSS
7 6 (1.48%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.23%) SOAP
8 5 (1.23%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.99%) Silverlight
9 4 (0.99%) JSF
9 4 (0.99%) XSLT
9 4 (0.99%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.74%) HTML5
10 3 (0.74%) Spring
11 2 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.95%) Open Source
3 13 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.47%) Equities
5 8 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.73%) Derivative
7 6 (1.48%) Statistics
8 5 (1.23%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.23%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.99%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.99%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.99%) User Experience
10 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.74%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.49%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.49%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.49%) DTCC
11 2 (0.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.16%) Windows
2 25 (6.17%) UNIX
3 16 (3.95%) Linux
4 8 (1.98%) AIX
5 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.23%) Android
6 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.99%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.74%) Solaris
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (26.17%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.96%) Test Management
3 87 (21.48%) Test Scripting
4 85 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 58 (14.32%) Test Automation
6 57 (14.07%) Integration Testing
7 53 (13.09%) Migration
8 50 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
9 46 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (10.62%) Test Planning
11 39 (9.63%) Scrum
12 37 (9.14%) ETL
13 34 (8.40%) Automated Testing
13 34 (8.40%) Performance Testing
14 29 (7.16%) Project Management
14 29 (7.16%) Regression Testing
14 29 (7.16%) Risk Management
15 28 (6.91%) Data Migration
15 28 (6.91%) Data Modelling
16 27 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.00%) SQL
2 67 (16.54%) Java
3 26 (6.42%) C#
4 20 (4.94%) PL/SQL
5 12 (2.96%) Shell Script
6 9 (2.22%) Perl
6 9 (2.22%) Python
7 8 (1.98%) Ruby
7 8 (1.98%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.98%) VBA
8 7 (1.73%) C
8 7 (1.73%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.99%) Scala
9 4 (0.99%) VB
10 3 (0.74%) VBScript
10 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.49%) Lua
11 2 (0.49%) XPath
11 2 (0.49%) Groovy
11 2 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (14.57%) ISEB
2 46 (11.36%) ISTQB
3 40 (9.88%) Security Cleared
4 29 (7.16%) Degree
5 18 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.49%) CEH
10 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.49%) IIBA
10 2 (0.49%) CISSP
10 2 (0.49%) OSCP
11 1 (0.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.25%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (28.15%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.99%) EMIR
4 3 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.74%) GxP
5 2 (0.49%) MiFID
5 2 (0.49%) FATCA
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
1 4 (0.99%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
2 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.99%) Nmap
2 4 (0.99%) Nessus
2 4 (0.99%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.49%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.49%) nmon
5 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.25%) Ansible
5 1 (0.25%) Control-M
5 1 (0.25%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (14.57%) Oracle
2 54 (13.33%) HP
3 41 (10.12%) Microsoft
4 38 (9.38%) SAP
5 16 (3.95%) Business Objects
6 13 (3.21%) Pega
7 12 (2.96%) Informatica
8 11 (2.72%) Remedy
8 11 (2.72%) IBM
9 10 (2.47%) webMethods
10 9 (2.22%) BEA
11 5 (1.23%) VMware
12 4 (0.99%) Citrix
12 4 (0.99%) Splunk
13 3 (0.74%) Symantec
14 2 (0.49%) InterSystems
14 2 (0.49%) ATG
14 2 (0.49%) FatWire
14 2 (0.49%) Charles River
14 2 (0.49%) Siemens
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