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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 149 163 159
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 46 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.79% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.03% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 34
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£463 £444 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.49% +8.75%
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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
4229 4844 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.91% 76.96% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 3557 3706
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 51
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 33 (36.26%) Finance
2 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (29.67%) Banking
4 24 (26.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (24.18%) Test Management
6 20 (21.98%) QA
7 18 (19.78%) Investment Banking
8 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
8 15 (16.48%) ISEB
9 14 (15.38%) Java
9 14 (15.38%) SQL
9 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 13 (14.29%) Scrum
11 12 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (12.09%) Waterfall
12 11 (12.09%) ISTQB
12 11 (12.09%) Degree
12 11 (12.09%) Selenium
12 11 (12.09%) Test Scripting
13 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
13 10 (10.99%) JIRA
13 10 (10.99%) Oracle
14 9 (9.89%) Migration
14 9 (9.89%) Automated Testing
14 9 (9.89%) TDD
14 9 (9.89%) Business Analysis
15 8 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (8.79%) Regression Testing
15 8 (8.79%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.30%) SAS
2 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.30%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.10%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) Apache
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) FileNet
3 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (8.79%) MS Office
3 6 (6.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.40%) MS Project
5 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Agresso
1 1 (1.10%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.10%) Aligne
1 1 (1.10%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.10%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.20%) ATM
1 2 (2.20%) VoIP
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.10%) DB2
4 1 (1.10%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Selenium
2 10 (10.99%) JIRA
3 7 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 7 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.49%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.40%) TestNG
5 4 (4.40%) JUnit
6 3 (3.30%) JMeter
6 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.30%) Appium
7 2 (2.20%) JBehave
7 2 (2.20%) Gradle
7 2 (2.20%) CA Gen
7 2 (2.20%) Zephyr
7 2 (2.20%) Maven
7 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.20%) Hudson
7 2 (2.20%) Mockito
General
1 33 (36.26%) Finance
2 27 (29.67%) Banking
3 18 (19.78%) Investment Banking
4 6 (6.59%) Legal
5 4 (4.40%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (36.26%) Test Manager
2 26 (28.57%) Analyst
3 14 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Test Leader
6 6 (6.59%) Programme Manager
7 5 (5.49%) Tester
7 5 (5.49%) Consultant
7 5 (5.49%) Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Test Consultant
7 5 (5.49%) Programme Test Manager
7 5 (5.49%) Applications Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.30%) SAS Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) SAP Test Manager
9 3 (3.30%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.30%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) XML
1 5 (5.49%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) J2EE
3 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.30%) JSON
4 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.20%) Spring
4 2 (2.20%) Middleware
4 2 (2.20%) HTML
4 2 (2.20%) CSS
4 2 (2.20%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) XSD
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
5 1 (1.10%) REST
5 1 (1.10%) RESTful
5 1 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.30%) Derivative
4 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.20%) Open Source
5 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) PMI
6 1 (1.10%) AS400
6 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.10%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.10%) RIA
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) UNIX
2 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.30%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) AIX
3 1 (1.10%) Solaris
3 1 (1.10%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (24.18%) Test Management
4 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 13 (14.29%) Scrum
6 11 (12.09%) Waterfall
6 11 (12.09%) Test Scripting
7 10 (10.99%) Integration Testing
8 9 (9.89%) Migration
8 9 (9.89%) Automated Testing
8 9 (9.89%) TDD
8 9 (9.89%) Business Analysis
9 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.79%) Regression Testing
10 7 (7.69%) Project Management
10 7 (7.69%) Risk Management
11 6 (6.59%) BDD
11 6 (6.59%) Data Migration
11 6 (6.59%) Use Case
11 6 (6.59%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) Java
1 14 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) Scala
2 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
2 4 (4.40%) VBA
3 3 (3.30%) Perl
3 3 (3.30%) C#
4 2 (2.20%) Ruby
4 2 (2.20%) Lua
4 2 (2.20%) Groovy
4 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.10%) VBScript
5 1 (1.10%) VB
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) PHP
5 1 (1.10%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) ISEB
2 11 (12.09%) ISTQB
2 11 (12.09%) Degree
3 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.40%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.20%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.10%) IIBA
6 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.98%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) EMIR
2 2 (2.20%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (2.20%) FATCA
3 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.20%) Ansible
3 2 (2.20%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
4 1 (1.10%) SCOM
4 1 (1.10%) nmon
Vendors
1 10 (10.99%) Oracle
2 8 (8.79%) HP
3 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.49%) IBM
5 4 (4.40%) SAP
6 3 (3.30%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.30%) BEA
6 3 (3.30%) webMethods
6 3 (3.30%) Symantec
6 3 (3.30%) Pega
6 3 (3.30%) WorldPay
7 2 (2.20%) Remedy
7 2 (2.20%) Apple
8 1 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.10%) Adobe
8 1 (1.10%) Sun
8 1 (1.10%) SunGard
8 1 (1.10%) Citrix
8 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.10%) Cerner
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