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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 140 169 149
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 56 63 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.86% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.12% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 53 59
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £345 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
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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
4472 5631 5885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.89% 76.51% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3324 4195 4373
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 88
Average hourly rate £22.38 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £14.70 £15.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £57.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014, 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 35 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 34 (32.38%) Finance
3 28 (26.67%) Banking
4 27 (25.71%) QA
5 26 (24.76%) ISEB
6 25 (23.81%) Test Management
7 22 (20.95%) Test Scripting
7 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
7 22 (20.95%) Degree
8 19 (18.10%) Test Automation
9 17 (16.19%) Project Management
10 16 (15.24%) SQL
11 15 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (13.33%) Java
13 13 (12.38%) Performance Testing
14 12 (11.43%) Investment Banking
14 12 (11.43%) MS Project
14 12 (11.43%) MS Visio
15 11 (10.48%) Oracle
15 11 (10.48%) Business Analysis
15 11 (10.48%) TDD
15 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
15 11 (10.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (9.52%) Integration Testing
16 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
16 10 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (9.52%) Web Services
16 10 (9.52%) HP
16 10 (9.52%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 5 (4.76%) SAS
2 4 (3.81%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (11.43%) MS Project
1 12 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.76%) MS Office
5 1 (0.95%) Stata
5 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.95%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) BASE24
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.95%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) HTTP
2 2 (1.90%) LAN
2 2 (1.90%) WAN
2 2 (1.90%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) DNS
3 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.95%) SSL
3 1 (0.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.76%) Base SAS
3 5 (4.76%) Big Data
4 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.90%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.95%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Selenium
2 7 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 7 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.71%) JIRA
4 5 (4.76%) JMeter
5 4 (3.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.90%) JUnit
8 1 (0.95%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.95%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.95%) Toad
8 1 (0.95%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.95%) NUnit
8 1 (0.95%) Maven
8 1 (0.95%) WATIR
8 1 (0.95%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.95%) Fiddler
General
1 34 (32.38%) Finance
2 28 (26.67%) Banking
3 12 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Front Office
5 4 (3.81%) Back Office
5 4 (3.81%) Retail
6 3 (2.86%) Publishing
6 3 (2.86%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.90%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.90%) Legal
8 1 (0.95%) Games
8 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (36.19%) Test Manager
2 21 (20.00%) Analyst
3 14 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 13 (12.38%) Test Analyst
4 13 (12.38%) Developer
5 11 (10.48%) Tester
6 9 (8.57%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.76%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) ETL Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Project Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Programmer
10 3 (2.86%) QA Manager
10 3 (2.86%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.86%) Programme Test Manager
10 3 (2.86%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) Web Services
2 7 (6.67%) RESTful
3 4 (3.81%) XML
3 4 (3.81%) HTML
3 4 (3.81%) .NET
4 3 (2.86%) REST
5 2 (1.90%) HTML5
5 2 (1.90%) JSON
6 1 (0.95%) jQuery
6 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.95%) SOAP
6 1 (0.95%) XSLT
6 1 (0.95%) Middleware
6 1 (0.95%) Spring
6 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.76%) EMV
3 5 (4.76%) APACS
3 5 (4.76%) Tandem
3 5 (4.76%) Derivative
4 4 (3.81%) Statistics
5 3 (2.86%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.86%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.86%) Economics
6 2 (1.90%) Equities
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.95%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.95%) Online Games
7 1 (0.95%) Open Source
7 1 (0.95%) New Media
7 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.76%) Windows
2 4 (3.81%) Linux
3 3 (2.86%) UNIX
4 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.90%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.95%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (23.81%) Test Management
3 22 (20.95%) Test Scripting
4 19 (18.10%) Test Automation
5 17 (16.19%) Project Management
6 15 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (12.38%) Performance Testing
8 11 (10.48%) TDD
8 11 (10.48%) Business Analysis
9 10 (9.52%) Integration Testing
10 9 (8.57%) Scrum
10 9 (8.57%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.57%) ETL
11 8 (7.62%) Risk Management
11 8 (7.62%) Automated Testing
12 7 (6.67%) SOA
12 7 (6.67%) Software Testing
12 7 (6.67%) System Testing
12 7 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.24%) SQL
2 14 (13.33%) Java
3 7 (6.67%) Scala
4 4 (3.81%) Ruby
4 4 (3.81%) C#
5 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.86%) Python
6 2 (1.90%) C
6 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.95%) C++
7 1 (0.95%) VB
7 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.95%) Groovy
7 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (24.76%) ISEB
2 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
2 22 (20.95%) Degree
3 11 (10.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (25.71%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 2 (1.90%) EMIR
3 2 (1.90%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.95%) Basel III
4 1 (0.95%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.95%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.95%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.95%) Puppet
2 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.95%) Ansible
2 1 (0.95%) OpenView
2 1 (0.95%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (10.48%) Oracle
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.52%) HP
3 5 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (0.95%) Brady
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) Cognos
5 1 (0.95%) Informatica
5 1 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.95%) Apple
5 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.95%) Adobe
5 1 (0.95%) Murex
5 1 (0.95%) Calypso
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