The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / London
Rank 198 197 167
Rank change year-on-year -1 -30  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 229 258 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.19% 1.17% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.38% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 169 193
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.44 £61.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -27.74% +59.74%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16350 18715 17143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.12% 85.09% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11752 13518 12038
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 190 241
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +10.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in London

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Strategy in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in London

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in London

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy 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 23 March 2017. 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 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 +5 24 £475 +13.09% 14
Bromley +17 5 £650 +44.44%
Croydon +11 3 £416 -9.51% 1
Hammersmith +1 2 £325 -20.73%
Greenford 0 2 £283 -17.51%
Feltham - 2 - -
Docklands, London -5 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Moorgate - 1 £340 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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.

1 168 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (34.62%) Finance
3 101 (22.85%) QA
4 99 (22.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 86 (19.46%) Selenium
6 85 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 71 (16.06%) JIRA
8 70 (15.84%) Test Automation
8 70 (15.84%) Banking
9 67 (15.16%) SQL
10 60 (13.57%) MS Excel
10 60 (13.57%) Microsoft
11 58 (13.12%) Regression Testing
12 53 (11.99%) Java
13 52 (11.76%) BDD
14 50 (11.31%) Cucumber
15 49 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (10.63%) System Integration Testing
16 47 (10.63%) Defect Management
17 44 (9.95%) Integration Testing
18 43 (9.73%) Automated Testing
18 43 (9.73%) Oracle
19 42 (9.50%) Project Management
20 40 (9.05%) Test Management
20 40 (9.05%) Security Cleared
21 39 (8.82%) Functional Testing
22 38 (8.60%) TDD
22 38 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
23 37 (8.37%) WebDriver
24 35 (7.92%) Non-Functional 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 24 (5.43%) Confluence
2 8 (1.81%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.36%) CMS
4 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.13%) Moodle
5 4 (0.90%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.23%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.23%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 60 (13.57%) MS Excel
2 28 (6.33%) MS Office
3 24 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.81%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.90%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.90%) SAP WM
5 3 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.68%) Dynamics SL
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.36%) Basecamp
4 5 (1.13%) SaaS
5 3 (0.68%) GitHub
5 3 (0.68%) Office 365
5 3 (0.68%) PaaS
6 2 (0.45%) IaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Google Play
7 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.23%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.36%) Internet
2 2 (0.45%) HTTP
2 2 (0.45%) SAN
3 1 (0.23%) BGP
3 1 (0.23%) DSL
3 1 (0.23%) GSM
3 1 (0.23%) HSRP
3 1 (0.23%) LAN
3 1 (0.23%) MPLS
3 1 (0.23%) NAS
3 1 (0.23%) Network Security
3 1 (0.23%) OSPF
3 1 (0.23%) PPP
3 1 (0.23%) Skype
3 1 (0.23%) TETRA
3 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.23%) VPN
3 1 (0.23%) WAN
3 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.23%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.04%) Big Data
4 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.58%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.13%) GIS
6 5 (1.13%) MS Access
7 4 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (0.90%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.68%) Power BI
8 3 (0.68%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 86 (19.46%) Selenium
2 71 (16.06%) JIRA
3 50 (11.31%) Cucumber
4 37 (8.37%) WebDriver
5 35 (7.92%) Jenkins
6 30 (6.79%) JUnit
7 29 (6.56%) Git (software)
8 22 (4.98%) HP UFT
9 18 (4.07%) TestRail
10 16 (3.62%) SoapUI
11 15 (3.39%) JMeter
12 14 (3.17%) JBehave
13 12 (2.71%) FitNesse
13 12 (2.71%) TeamCity
14 11 (2.49%) Maven
15 10 (2.26%) Mockito
15 10 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (2.04%) Hudson
16 9 (2.04%) Mocha
16 9 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 153 (34.62%) Finance
2 70 (15.84%) Banking
3 19 (4.30%) Retail
4 13 (2.94%) Military
5 11 (2.49%) Front Office
5 11 (2.49%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.49%) Marketing
6 10 (2.26%) Back Office
6 10 (2.26%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.81%) Advertising
8 7 (1.58%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.58%) Legal
8 7 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.36%) Electronics
9 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.36%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.90%) Games
10 4 (0.90%) German Language
10 4 (0.90%) Local Government
11 3 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 114 (25.79%) Test Manager
2 104 (23.53%) Analyst
3 68 (15.38%) Tester
4 67 (15.16%) Test Analyst
5 32 (7.24%) Business Analyst
6 30 (6.79%) Automation Tester
6 30 (6.79%) Programme Manager
7 28 (6.33%) Programme Test Manager
7 28 (6.33%) Test Programme Manager
8 27 (6.11%) Test Engineer
8 27 (6.11%) Test Leader
9 24 (5.43%) Developer
10 17 (3.85%) QA Tester
11 15 (3.39%) Agile Test Manager
11 15 (3.39%) QA Engineer
12 14 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (3.17%) Test Specialist
13 12 (2.71%) Senior Manager
14 11 (2.49%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.52%) Web Services
2 19 (4.30%) Gherkin
3 14 (3.17%) SOAP
3 14 (3.17%) Spring
3 14 (3.17%) XML
4 13 (2.94%) REST
5 12 (2.71%) AngularJS
6 11 (2.49%) .NET
6 11 (2.49%) RESTful
7 8 (1.81%) Hibernate
7 8 (1.81%) Node.js
8 7 (1.58%) HTML
9 6 (1.36%) Chai
9 6 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (1.36%) JSON
9 6 (1.36%) Middleware
10 5 (1.13%) CSS
11 4 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.68%) Apache CXF
12 3 (0.68%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.20%) Equities
3 22 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (4.30%) Derivative
5 15 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.39%) Reference Data
6 14 (3.17%) Hedge funds
7 13 (2.94%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.81%) User Experience
9 6 (1.36%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.90%) Fintech
11 4 (0.90%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.90%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.90%) Taxonomies
11 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.68%) CESG
12 3 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.47%) Windows
2 28 (6.33%) Unix
3 22 (4.98%) Linux
4 19 (4.30%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.45%) Android
6 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (22.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 85 (19.23%) Test Scripting
4 70 (15.84%) Test Automation
5 58 (13.12%) Regression Testing
6 52 (11.76%) BDD
7 49 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (10.63%) Defect Management
8 47 (10.63%) System Integration Testing
9 44 (9.95%) Integration Testing
10 43 (9.73%) Automated Testing
11 42 (9.50%) Project Management
12 40 (9.05%) Test Management
13 39 (8.82%) Functional Testing
14 38 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (8.60%) TDD
15 35 (7.92%) Non-Functional Testing
15 35 (7.92%) SDLC
16 34 (7.69%) Automation Testing
16 34 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 67 (15.16%) SQL
2 53 (11.99%) Java
3 27 (6.11%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.30%) C#
5 18 (4.07%) C
6 14 (3.17%) Python
7 10 (2.26%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.04%) Ruby
9 7 (1.58%) VBA
10 5 (1.13%) Scala
11 4 (0.90%) PHP
11 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.68%) C++
12 3 (0.68%) Groovy
12 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.68%) VB
13 2 (0.45%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.45%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.45%) Go
14 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.24%) Degree
3 30 (6.79%) ISTQB
4 28 (6.33%) ISEB
5 19 (4.30%) DV Cleared
6 16 (3.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.36%) CISM
9 4 (0.90%) CISSP
9 4 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.90%) PMP
10 3 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.68%) CLAS
10 3 (0.68%) HNC
10 3 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.45%) MBA
11 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (22.85%) QA
2 11 (2.49%) MiFID
2 11 (2.49%) SDET
3 8 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.90%) EMIR
4 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.90%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.68%) Def Stans
5 3 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.45%) IFRS
6 2 (0.45%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.45%) PMO
7 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) ISO27002
System Software
1 15 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.68%) Docker
2 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) HDFS
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.23%) KVM
3 1 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.68%) Control-M
2 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.68%) Puppet
3 2 (0.45%) Grafana
3 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (0.45%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.23%) Ambari
4 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.23%) Graphite
4 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 60 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.73%) Oracle
3 34 (7.69%) SAP
4 12 (2.71%) HP
5 11 (2.49%) Informatica
6 9 (2.04%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.36%) Fixnetix
8 6 (1.36%) IBM
8 6 (1.36%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.90%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.90%) Sybase
10 3 (0.68%) BMC
10 3 (0.68%) Charles River
10 3 (0.68%) IFS
10 3 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.68%) VMware
11 2 (0.45%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.45%) Splunk
11 2 (0.45%) Yardi
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