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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 240 249 220
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 179 183 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.74% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.97% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 122 166
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£420 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £330 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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
18643 18955 19471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.96% 76.52% 74.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12990 13265 13081
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 229 362
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.44 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 54 £425 -15.00% 10
Docklands, London +11 4 £450 +33.33%
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 125 (36.02%) User Acceptance Testing
2 112 (32.28%) Finance
3 98 (28.24%) Test Management
4 97 (27.95%) QA
5 89 (25.65%) Test Scripting
6 87 (25.07%) SQL
7 75 (21.61%) Banking
8 74 (21.33%) ISEB
9 65 (18.73%) Test Automation
10 62 (17.87%) Oracle
11 54 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (14.99%) ISTQB
13 48 (13.83%) HP Quality Center
14 43 (12.39%) Java
14 43 (12.39%) Degree
15 42 (12.10%) HP
15 42 (12.10%) Project Management
15 42 (12.10%) Investment Banking
16 39 (11.24%) TDD
17 37 (10.66%) Software Testing
18 36 (10.37%) Scrum
18 36 (10.37%) Automated Testing
18 36 (10.37%) Performance Testing
19 34 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
20 33 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
20 33 (9.51%) Selenium
20 33 (9.51%) Integration Testing
21 32 (9.22%) Regression Testing
22 30 (8.65%) Windows
23 29 (8.36%) ETL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 8 (2.31%) SAS
2 7 (2.02%) WebLogic
2 7 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.58%) Node.js
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 20 (5.76%) MS Visio
2 16 (4.61%) MS Project
3 15 (4.32%) MS Excel
4 10 (2.88%) MS Office
5 8 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.86%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.58%) Stata
8 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Agresso
1 8 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.44%) BASE24
3 4 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.86%) IntelliMatch
4 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.58%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.58%) Summit
6 1 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.29%) RMDS
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.29%) Endur
6 1 (0.29%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.29%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.59%) HTTP
2 8 (2.31%) Wireshark
3 7 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.02%) HTTPS
3 7 (2.02%) SSL
4 6 (1.73%) Firewall
4 6 (1.73%) LAN
4 6 (1.73%) WAN
5 5 (1.44%) DNS
5 5 (1.44%) LDAP
6 4 (1.15%) Internet
7 2 (0.58%) MPLS
7 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.29%) DHCP
8 1 (0.29%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.29%) OSPF
8 1 (0.29%) BGP
8 1 (0.29%) Wireless
8 1 (0.29%) DWDM
8 1 (0.29%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.34%) Oracle Database
3 20 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.59%) Big Data
5 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.02%) Base SAS
8 5 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.15%) Star Schema
10 3 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.86%) SQL Navigator
11 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.58%) MySQL
11 2 (0.58%) DB2
11 2 (0.58%) DataStage
11 2 (0.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 33 (9.51%) Selenium
2 24 (6.92%) LoadRunner
3 22 (6.34%) Cucumber
4 18 (5.19%) JIRA
5 16 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (4.03%) Visual Studio
7 13 (3.75%) JUnit
8 12 (3.46%) FitNesse
9 9 (2.59%) JMeter
9 9 (2.59%) WebDriver
9 9 (2.59%) Jenkins
10 7 (2.02%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.02%) SpecFlow
11 5 (1.44%) Toad
12 4 (1.15%) WinRunner
12 4 (1.15%) ClearCase
12 4 (1.15%) DbUnit
12 4 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (1.15%) JBehave
General
1 112 (32.28%) Finance
2 75 (21.61%) Banking
3 42 (12.10%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.76%) Retail
5 16 (4.61%) Back Office
6 15 (4.32%) Front Office
7 10 (2.88%) General Ledger
8 7 (2.02%) Publishing
9 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.44%) Games
10 5 (1.44%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.15%) Billing
12 3 (0.86%) Legal
13 2 (0.58%) Electronics
13 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.29%) International Banking
14 1 (0.29%) Marketing
14 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 121 (34.87%) Test Manager
2 101 (29.11%) Analyst
3 63 (18.16%) Test Analyst
4 43 (12.39%) Test Leader
5 32 (9.22%) Tester
6 25 (7.20%) Business Analyst
7 16 (4.61%) Developer
8 13 (3.75%) Test Engineer
9 10 (2.88%) QA Analyst
9 10 (2.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 10 (2.88%) SAP Manager
10 9 (2.59%) SAP Test Manager
10 9 (2.59%) Business Test Analyst
11 8 (2.31%) Java Developer
11 8 (2.31%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.31%) Consultant
12 7 (2.02%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (2.02%) QA Manager
12 7 (2.02%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (1.73%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.07%) .NET
2 24 (6.92%) Web Services
3 20 (5.76%) XML
4 16 (4.61%) HTML
5 9 (2.59%) Gherkin
6 8 (2.31%) RESTful
7 7 (2.02%) REST
8 6 (1.73%) CSS
9 5 (1.44%) J2EE
9 5 (1.44%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.44%) HTML5
10 4 (1.15%) JSON
10 4 (1.15%) jQuery
10 4 (1.15%) SOAP
10 4 (1.15%) XSLT
11 3 (0.86%) Middleware
11 3 (0.86%) JSP
11 3 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
12 2 (0.58%) OAuth
12 2 (0.58%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.34%) Derivative
2 18 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.32%) Credit Risk
4 14 (4.03%) Equities
5 12 (3.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (3.17%) Credit Derivative
6 11 (3.17%) Open Source
7 10 (2.88%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.59%) Statistics
9 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.31%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.44%) Tandem
11 5 (1.44%) EMV
11 5 (1.44%) APACS
12 4 (1.15%) Smartcard
12 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.15%) Economics
12 4 (1.15%) Market Risk
13 3 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.65%) Windows
2 25 (7.20%) UNIX
3 14 (4.03%) Linux
4 10 (2.88%) Android
4 10 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.86%) AIX
9 2 (0.58%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (36.02%) User Acceptance Testing
2 98 (28.24%) Test Management
3 89 (25.65%) Test Scripting
4 65 (18.73%) Test Automation
5 54 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (12.10%) Project Management
7 39 (11.24%) TDD
8 37 (10.66%) Software Testing
9 36 (10.37%) Automated Testing
9 36 (10.37%) Scrum
9 36 (10.37%) Performance Testing
10 34 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (9.51%) Integration Testing
12 32 (9.22%) Regression Testing
13 29 (8.36%) ETL
14 27 (7.78%) Manual Testing
15 23 (6.63%) BDD
15 23 (6.63%) Analytics
16 22 (6.34%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (25.07%) SQL
2 43 (12.39%) Java
3 21 (6.05%) C#
4 11 (3.17%) Ruby
5 10 (2.88%) C
5 10 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.73%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.44%) Python
7 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.44%) Scala
8 4 (1.15%) Perl
8 4 (1.15%) PHP
8 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.15%) VBA
9 3 (0.86%) VB
10 2 (0.58%) C++
10 2 (0.58%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.58%) SAS Macro
10 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (21.33%) ISEB
2 52 (14.99%) ISTQB
3 43 (12.39%) Degree
4 27 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (7.20%) Security Cleared
6 21 (6.05%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.86%) CEH
8 3 (0.86%) CISSP
9 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) MOS
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.29%) CCNP
10 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (27.95%) QA
2 10 (2.88%) Basel III
3 6 (1.73%) SLA
4 4 (1.15%) EMIR
4 4 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.58%) COREP
5 2 (0.58%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.58%) Basel II
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.73%) Nmap
2 5 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.86%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (13.83%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.73%) Nessus
3 3 (0.86%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView
5 1 (0.29%) Control-M
5 1 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 62 (17.87%) Oracle
2 42 (12.10%) HP
3 27 (7.78%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.32%) SAP
5 10 (2.88%) Informatica
6 7 (2.02%) IBM
7 6 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.15%) VMware
8 4 (1.15%) Adobe
9 3 (0.86%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.58%) Cognos
10 2 (0.58%) Murex
10 2 (0.58%) Calypso
10 2 (0.58%) Citrix
10 2 (0.58%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.58%) Mercator
10 2 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.58%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.29%) ILOG
11 1 (0.29%) Apple
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + TBA
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago