Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 244 214
Rank change year-on-year -21 -30 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 458 472 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.04% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.21% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 289 369
London median daily rate £450 £445 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% - +1.89%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £300
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £36.25 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.69% +12.74% +6.08%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40487 39001 39528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.22% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29443 28001 28255
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 404 472
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.09 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +29 91 £443 -6.74% 10
South London -45 15 £421 +12.33% 2
East London -7 12 £600 +41.18% 2
West London -25 9 £400 +6.67% 4
North London -7 2 £300 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 205 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (41.48%) Test Automation
3 127 (27.73%) Finance
4 125 (27.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 106 (23.14%) Java
6 103 (22.49%) QA
7 101 (22.05%) Banking
8 86 (18.78%) BDD
9 84 (18.34%) Selenium
10 75 (16.38%) JIRA
11 74 (16.16%) Test Scripting
12 65 (14.19%) Scrum
13 62 (13.54%) SQL
13 62 (13.54%) System Integration Testing
14 61 (13.32%) Cucumber
15 54 (11.79%) Scenario Testing
16 52 (11.35%) C#
16 52 (11.35%) Test Management
17 51 (11.14%) Integration Testing
18 48 (10.48%) Regression Testing
19 47 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (10.26%) TDD
20 43 (9.39%) Investment Banking
20 43 (9.39%) Security Cleared
21 42 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (8.95%) Performance Testing
22 41 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
23 40 (8.73%) WebDriver
23 40 (8.73%) Oracle
24 39 (8.52%) Jenkins

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 30 (6.55%) Confluence
2 11 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.53%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.53%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.09%) Apache Pig
4 5 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.66%) CICS
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.44%) SAS
6 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (0.66%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.44%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.22%) iTrent
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.22%) Social Studio
4 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.49%) GitHub
3 15 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.28%) SaaS
4 9 (1.97%) Office 365
5 3 (0.66%) PaaS
6 2 (0.44%) AdWords
6 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.44%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.97%) HTTP
2 3 (0.66%) Internet
3 2 (0.44%) Firewall
3 2 (0.44%) SMS
4 1 (0.22%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) VPN
4 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.90%) Big Data
2 17 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.84%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.40%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.53%) DTS
6 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.31%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.31%) DB2
7 6 (1.31%) HBase
7 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.09%) Impala
8 5 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 84 (18.34%) Selenium
2 75 (16.38%) JIRA
3 61 (13.32%) Cucumber
4 40 (8.73%) WebDriver
5 39 (8.52%) Jenkins
6 25 (5.46%) HP UFT
7 24 (5.24%) Git (software)
8 20 (4.37%) SoapUI
9 19 (4.15%) Maven
10 17 (3.71%) Jasmine
11 16 (3.49%) JUnit
11 16 (3.49%) LoadRunner
12 15 (3.28%) JMeter
12 15 (3.28%) SpecFlow
13 13 (2.84%) Protractor
14 12 (2.62%) Gradle
15 11 (2.40%) Ant
16 9 (1.97%) Appium
16 9 (1.97%) Subversion
17 8 (1.75%) GitLab
General
1 127 (27.73%) Finance
2 101 (22.05%) Banking
3 43 (9.39%) Investment Banking
4 28 (6.11%) Front Office
5 19 (4.15%) Retail
6 16 (3.49%) Financial Institution
7 15 (3.28%) Publishing
8 13 (2.84%) Back Office
9 10 (2.18%) Games
10 8 (1.75%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.53%) Legal
11 7 (1.53%) Marketing
12 6 (1.31%) Telecoms
13 5 (1.09%) German Language
14 4 (0.87%) Advertising
14 4 (0.87%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.22%) Electronics
16 1 (0.22%) Local Government
16 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 123 (26.86%) Analyst
2 102 (22.27%) Test Manager
3 61 (13.32%) Developer
3 61 (13.32%) Test Analyst
4 47 (10.26%) Business Analyst
5 41 (8.95%) Test Leader
6 40 (8.73%) Tester
7 25 (5.46%) Automation Test Analyst
8 24 (5.24%) Java Developer
8 24 (5.24%) Test Engineer
9 20 (4.37%) Programme Manager
9 20 (4.37%) Programme Test Manager
9 20 (4.37%) Test Programme Manager
10 19 (4.15%) Automation Tester
11 18 (3.93%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.71%) QA Engineer
12 17 (3.71%) Quantitative Developer
13 15 (3.28%) Java Quantitative Developer
13 15 (3.28%) QA Leader
13 15 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.11%) Gherkin
2 23 (5.02%) .NET
3 17 (3.71%) HTML
4 15 (3.28%) REST
4 15 (3.28%) Web Services
5 13 (2.84%) Kafka
6 11 (2.40%) Spring
7 9 (1.97%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.97%) CSS
8 8 (1.75%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.75%) HTML5
8 8 (1.75%) SOAP
8 8 (1.75%) XML
9 7 (1.53%) Middleware
9 7 (1.53%) React
10 6 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (1.31%) Hibernate
10 6 (1.31%) Nightwatchjs
10 6 (1.31%) RESTful
11 5 (1.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 22 (4.80%) Equities
4 21 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (3.06%) Derivative
6 14 (3.06%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (2.40%) iSeries
7 11 (2.40%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.97%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.31%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.09%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.09%) Fintech
10 5 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (1.09%) User Experience
11 4 (0.87%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.80%) Unix
2 21 (4.59%) Windows
3 10 (2.18%) Android
3 10 (2.18%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.53%) Linux
5 5 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (41.48%) Test Automation
3 125 (27.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 86 (18.78%) BDD
5 74 (16.16%) Test Scripting
6 65 (14.19%) Scrum
7 62 (13.54%) System Integration Testing
8 54 (11.79%) Scenario Testing
9 52 (11.35%) Test Management
10 51 (11.14%) Integration Testing
11 48 (10.48%) Regression Testing
12 47 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (10.26%) TDD
13 42 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (8.95%) Performance Testing
15 37 (8.08%) Defect Management
15 37 (8.08%) Kanban
16 35 (7.64%) Non-Functional Testing
17 34 (7.42%) Migration
17 34 (7.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (23.14%) Java
2 62 (13.54%) SQL
3 52 (11.35%) C#
4 33 (7.21%) JavaScript
5 24 (5.24%) Python
6 21 (4.59%) C++
7 12 (2.62%) Scala
8 11 (2.40%) RPG
8 11 (2.40%) RPG IV
9 9 (1.97%) Ruby
10 8 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.31%) C
12 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.87%) Go
13 4 (0.87%) PHP
14 3 (0.66%) COBOL
14 3 (0.66%) JCL
14 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.44%) REXX
Qualifications
1 43 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.08%) Degree
3 28 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 26 (5.68%) ISTQB
5 18 (3.93%) ISEB
6 14 (3.06%) PhD
7 10 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.66%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.44%) ACCA
13 2 (0.44%) CCNA
13 2 (0.44%) CIMA
13 2 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.44%) MCSE
13 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.44%) PMP
13 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (22.49%) QA
2 32 (6.99%) MiFID
3 12 (2.62%) EMIR
4 10 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.53%) PMO
6 5 (1.09%) FATCA
6 5 (1.09%) WCAG
7 4 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.87%) IFRS
8 3 (0.66%) GDPR
9 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.44%) GAAP
9 2 (0.44%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.22%) SLA
10 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (2.40%) Docker
2 7 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.44%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.44%) XenApp
5 1 (0.22%) HDFS
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.31%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (1.31%) SCCM
3 4 (0.87%) Kibana
4 3 (0.66%) Ansible
4 3 (0.66%) Puppet
5 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.44%) Terraform
6 1 (0.22%) Control-M
6 1 (0.22%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (8.73%) Oracle
2 30 (6.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (5.68%) HP
4 17 (3.71%) SAP
5 13 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.18%) ArcSight
6 10 (2.18%) Splunk
7 7 (1.53%) IBM
8 6 (1.31%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.31%) Informatica
9 5 (1.09%) Dynatrace
9 5 (1.09%) New Relic
9 5 (1.09%) Perforce
9 5 (1.09%) Workday
10 4 (0.87%) Progress
10 4 (0.87%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.66%) Charles River
11 3 (0.66%) Citrix
11 3 (0.66%) Murex
11 3 (0.66%) TOWER Software