The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 126 149 162
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.81% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.00% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 30
Average daily rate £500 £481 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £575 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2592 4109 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.05% 81.00% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 3217 3399
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 53
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.95 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the City of London region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of 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 23 (42.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.93%) Finance
4 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 12 (22.22%) SQL
4 12 (22.22%) QA
4 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 11 (20.37%) ISEB
6 10 (18.52%) Banking
6 10 (18.52%) TDD
6 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 10 (18.52%) BDD
7 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Test Planning
8 8 (14.81%) Java
9 7 (12.96%) C#
9 7 (12.96%) Informatica
9 7 (12.96%) Scrum
9 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
9 7 (12.96%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (12.96%) SDLC
9 7 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (12.96%) SpecFlow
9 7 (12.96%) System Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Kanban
10 6 (11.11%) Test Management
10 6 (11.11%) Selenium

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of 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 4 (7.41%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Project
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.70%) Open Workbench
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) 3G
1 1 (1.85%) 4G
1 1 (1.85%) BGP
1 1 (1.85%) DSL
1 1 (1.85%) EIGRP
1 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.85%) HSRP
1 1 (1.85%) OSPF
1 1 (1.85%) RIP
1 1 (1.85%) SNMP
1 1 (1.85%) TACACS
1 1 (1.85%) VRRP
1 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (3.70%) Big Data
4 2 (3.70%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.85%) OLAP
5 1 (1.85%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.85%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
1 7 (12.96%) SpecFlow
1 7 (12.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 6 (11.11%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) ClearQuest
4 3 (5.56%) JIRA
5 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.85%) JBehave
6 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Front Office
4 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.70%) Private Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 14 (25.93%) Test Manager
3 11 (20.37%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) SAS Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Process Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Report Manager
7 2 (3.70%) SAP Manager
7 2 (3.70%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Process Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Test Programme Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) React
3 1 (1.85%) RESTful
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Credit Risk
2 2 (3.70%) Derivative
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.85%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 10 (18.52%) BDD
4 10 (18.52%) TDD
5 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 8 (14.81%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.81%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Scrum
7 7 (12.96%) SDLC
7 7 (12.96%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (12.96%) System Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Kanban
8 6 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.11%) Test Management
9 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (9.26%) ETL
10 4 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) SQL
2 8 (14.81%) Java
3 7 (12.96%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.70%) Scala
5 1 (1.85%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 11 (20.37%) ISEB
3 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) CCNP
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (5.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (5.56%) EMIR
2 3 (5.56%) MiFID
3 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Iperf
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Informatica
3 4 (7.41%) HP
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.85%) Calypso
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) Compaq
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Lotus
5 1 (1.85%) Murex
5 1 (1.85%) NetApp
5 1 (1.85%) Rally
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) Terracotta
5 1 (1.85%) webMethods
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago