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 27 June 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.

Test Strategy
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 194 172
Rank change year-on-year -23 -22  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 222 270 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.07% 1.24% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.45% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 174 203
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 18040 18590 18928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.66% 85.36% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12911 13593 13436
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 157 253
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £46.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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 -8 36 £425 -7.60% 17
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
West End of London +8 1 £575 +15.00% 1
Docklands, London +1 1 £750 +11.11%
Greenford 0 1 £283 +16.49%
Croydon -11 1 £450 +14.64%
Feltham - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 176 (38.77%) Finance
2 170 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (34.36%) Test Automation
4 112 (24.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 107 (23.57%) QA
6 100 (22.03%) Test Scripting
7 94 (20.70%) Banking
8 84 (18.50%) JIRA
9 73 (16.08%) Selenium
10 69 (15.20%) SQL
11 63 (13.88%) Regression Testing
12 57 (12.56%) BDD
13 56 (12.33%) Java
14 46 (10.13%) Non-Functional Testing
14 46 (10.13%) Scenario Testing
15 45 (9.91%) Cucumber
15 45 (9.91%) Microsoft
16 43 (9.47%) Scrum
17 41 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (9.03%) Degree
18 39 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
18 39 (8.59%) WebDriver
18 39 (8.59%) System Integration Testing
19 38 (8.37%) TDD
19 38 (8.37%) Performance Testing
20 37 (8.15%) Test Management
20 37 (8.15%) Defect Management
21 36 (7.93%) Jenkins
21 36 (7.93%) Oracle
22 35 (7.71%) Windows

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 23 (5.07%) Confluence
2 6 (1.32%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.66%) CICS
4 3 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.44%) SAS
5 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.22%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) Moodle
6 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.88%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.66%) Dynamics SL
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 2 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.44%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.42%) SaaS
3 7 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.32%) Basecamp
5 4 (0.88%) AdWords
5 4 (0.88%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.88%) Office 365
6 3 (0.66%) GitHub
6 3 (0.66%) PaaS
7 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.44%) IaaS
7 2 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.22%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.22%) Google Play
8 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.22%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.32%) HTTP
2 4 (0.88%) Internet
3 2 (0.44%) Skype
3 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) DSL
4 1 (0.22%) LAN
4 1 (0.22%) NAS
4 1 (0.22%) Network Security
4 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.22%) SAN
4 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.22%) VPN
4 1 (0.22%) WAN
4 1 (0.22%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (1.98%) Hadoop
2 9 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.76%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.76%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.54%) Big Data
5 5 (1.10%) GIS
5 5 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.66%) DB2
7 3 (0.66%) MS Access
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.66%) QlikView
7 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.44%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 84 (18.50%) JIRA
2 73 (16.08%) Selenium
3 45 (9.91%) Cucumber
4 39 (8.59%) WebDriver
5 36 (7.93%) Jenkins
6 27 (5.95%) Git (software)
7 23 (5.07%) JMeter
8 21 (4.63%) HP UFT
9 18 (3.96%) TestRail
10 17 (3.74%) LoadRunner
11 16 (3.52%) JUnit
11 16 (3.52%) SoapUI
12 13 (2.86%) TeamCity
13 12 (2.64%) FitNesse
14 11 (2.42%) JBehave
15 10 (2.20%) Maven
15 10 (2.20%) SpecFlow
16 8 (1.76%) Subversion
16 8 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (1.76%) TestNG
General
1 176 (38.77%) Finance
2 94 (20.70%) Banking
3 30 (6.61%) Financial Institution
4 29 (6.39%) Investment Banking
5 22 (4.85%) Front Office
6 16 (3.52%) Marketing
7 14 (3.08%) Legal
8 12 (2.64%) Back Office
8 12 (2.64%) Retail
9 10 (2.20%) Advertising
10 9 (1.98%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.76%) Military
12 6 (1.32%) Electronics
12 6 (1.32%) General Ledger
12 6 (1.32%) German Language
12 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
13 5 (1.10%) Publishing
13 5 (1.10%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.66%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.44%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 140 (30.84%) Analyst
2 119 (26.21%) Test Manager
3 81 (17.84%) Test Analyst
4 55 (12.11%) Business Analyst
4 55 (12.11%) Tester
5 29 (6.39%) Test Leader
6 25 (5.51%) Programme Test Manager
6 25 (5.51%) Test Programme Manager
7 24 (5.29%) Developer
7 24 (5.29%) Programme Manager
8 20 (4.41%) Automation Tester
9 19 (4.19%) Automation Test Analyst
9 19 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (3.96%) QA Engineer
11 17 (3.74%) Test Engineer
12 15 (3.30%) Banking Analyst
12 15 (3.30%) Consultant
12 15 (3.30%) Test Specialist
13 14 (3.08%) Java Developer
14 13 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.19%) Web Services
2 18 (3.96%) FIX Protocol
3 13 (2.86%) .NET
3 13 (2.86%) SOAP
4 12 (2.64%) HTML
5 11 (2.42%) XML
6 10 (2.20%) Gherkin
6 10 (2.20%) JSON
7 9 (1.98%) CSS
8 7 (1.54%) Middleware
8 7 (1.54%) REST
8 7 (1.54%) Spring
9 6 (1.32%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.32%) RESTful
10 5 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.10%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.10%) JNI
10 5 (1.10%) Kafka
10 5 (1.10%) Node.js
11 4 (0.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
1 32 (7.05%) Equities
2 25 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (3.96%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.96%) Derivative
5 16 (3.52%) Hedge funds
6 13 (2.86%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.86%) Reference Data
7 11 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.76%) Fintech
10 7 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.88%) EPoS
12 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.88%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (0.88%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.71%) Windows
2 23 (5.07%) Unix
3 17 (3.74%) Linux
4 14 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.10%) Android
6 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (34.36%) Test Automation
3 112 (24.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 100 (22.03%) Test Scripting
5 63 (13.88%) Regression Testing
6 57 (12.56%) BDD
7 46 (10.13%) Non-Functional Testing
7 46 (10.13%) Scenario Testing
8 43 (9.47%) Scrum
9 41 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (8.59%) System Integration Testing
11 38 (8.37%) Performance Testing
11 38 (8.37%) TDD
12 37 (8.15%) Defect Management
12 37 (8.15%) Test Management
13 35 (7.71%) Integration Testing
13 35 (7.71%) Risk Management
14 34 (7.49%) SDLC
15 33 (7.27%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (15.20%) SQL
2 56 (12.33%) Java
3 18 (3.96%) C#
4 17 (3.74%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.64%) Python
6 11 (2.42%) C
7 8 (1.76%) Scala
8 7 (1.54%) Ruby
9 6 (1.32%) C++
10 4 (0.88%) Groovy
11 3 (0.66%) COBOL
11 3 (0.66%) JCL
11 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.66%) VBA
12 2 (0.44%) REXX
12 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.22%) PL/1
13 1 (0.22%) VB
13 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (9.03%) Degree
2 35 (7.71%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.05%) ISTQB
4 29 (6.39%) ISEB
5 18 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.10%) CISM
9 5 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.88%) CISSP
10 4 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.88%) PhD
11 3 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.66%) CLAS
11 3 (0.66%) HNC
11 3 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (23.57%) QA
2 35 (7.71%) MiFID
3 13 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.98%) EMIR
5 5 (1.10%) IFRS
5 5 (1.10%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.88%) FATCA
6 4 (0.88%) IFRS 9
7 3 (0.66%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.44%) GAAP
8 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.44%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.44%) Docker
3 2 (0.44%) HDFS
3 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.44%) KVM
3 2 (0.44%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.22%) NFS
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.19%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.66%) Grafana
3 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.66%) Puppet
3 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.44%) Control-M
4 2 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.44%) Graphite
4 2 (0.44%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.22%) Ambari
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.22%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) vRealize
5 1 (0.22%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.93%) Oracle
3 28 (6.17%) SAP
4 18 (3.96%) HP
5 13 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.64%) Informatica
7 10 (2.20%) Splunk
8 8 (1.76%) ArcSight
9 7 (1.54%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.54%) VMware
10 6 (1.32%) Fixnetix
10 6 (1.32%) Google
11 5 (1.10%) BMC
11 5 (1.10%) IBM
12 4 (0.88%) Cisco
12 4 (0.88%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (0.88%) New Relic
12 4 (0.88%) Sybase
12 4 (0.88%) Workday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago