The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 19 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.63% - 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% - 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £575 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
Test Strategy
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
106 87 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 86.18% 86.14% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 64 108
Average daily rate £475 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £725 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Canary Wharf region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (37.50%) JBehave
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Front Office
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) DSL
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Confluence
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA Agile

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 2 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) JBehave
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Performance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Equities
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (12.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Scala
1 2 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica