The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 152 168 166
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 53 53 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.98% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 43
Average daily rate
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£400 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £340 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4462 5414 5841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.65% 76.20% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 4055 4356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 95 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.30 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 30 (29.41%) Finance
1 30 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (25.49%) Test Scripting
3 25 (24.51%) Test Automation
3 25 (24.51%) QA
4 24 (23.53%) ISEB
5 23 (22.55%) Banking
6 22 (21.57%) Test Management
7 20 (19.61%) ISTQB
7 20 (19.61%) Degree
8 16 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (14.71%) SQL
10 14 (13.73%) Project Management
10 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
11 13 (12.75%) Performance Testing
11 13 (12.75%) Java
12 12 (11.76%) SC Cleared
12 12 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
13 11 (10.78%) Selenium
14 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (8.82%) Scrum
15 9 (8.82%) Oracle
15 9 (8.82%) Web Services
15 9 (8.82%) Integration Testing
16 8 (7.84%) TDD
16 8 (7.84%) Automated Testing
16 8 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (7.84%) Big Data
16 8 (7.84%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (4.90%) SAS
2 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) MS Project
1 8 (7.84%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.90%) MS Office
5 1 (0.98%) Stata
5 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.98%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) BASE24
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) LAN
1 4 (3.92%) WAN
1 4 (3.92%) HTTP
2 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.94%) DNS
2 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.94%) SSL
2 3 (2.94%) LDAP
2 3 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (7.84%) Big Data
2 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.90%) Base SAS
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.96%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.98%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Selenium
2 6 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 6 (5.88%) JIRA
2 6 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 5 (4.90%) JMeter
4 4 (3.92%) JUnit
4 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.94%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.98%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.98%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.98%) TestNG
6 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.98%) Sahi
6 1 (0.98%) JBehave
6 1 (0.98%) Toad
6 1 (0.98%) WinRunner
General
1 30 (29.41%) Finance
2 23 (22.55%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Publishing
5 2 (1.96%) Games
5 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.96%) Front Office
5 2 (1.96%) Back Office
5 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 38 (37.25%) Test Manager
2 20 (19.61%) Analyst
3 18 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 15 (14.71%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Tester
7 6 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.92%) ETL Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Business Test Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) QA Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) QA Manager
10 2 (1.96%) Test Engineer
10 2 (1.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) Web Services
2 5 (4.90%) .NET
3 4 (3.92%) XML
4 3 (2.94%) RESTful
4 3 (2.94%) REST
4 3 (2.94%) HTML
5 1 (0.98%) Mustache
5 1 (0.98%) Sass
5 1 (0.98%) HTML5
5 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.98%) SOAP
5 1 (0.98%) XSLT
5 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.90%) EMV
3 5 (4.90%) APACS
3 5 (4.90%) Tandem
4 3 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.94%) Market Risk
4 3 (2.94%) Economics
4 3 (2.94%) Derivative
4 3 (2.94%) Statistics
4 3 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.96%) PACS
5 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.98%) Equities
6 1 (0.98%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.98%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Linux
3 5 (4.90%) UNIX
4 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (25.49%) Test Scripting
3 25 (24.51%) Test Automation
4 22 (21.57%) Test Management
5 16 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (13.73%) Project Management
7 13 (12.75%) Performance Testing
8 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.82%) Scrum
9 9 (8.82%) Integration Testing
10 8 (7.84%) TDD
10 8 (7.84%) Automated Testing
11 7 (6.86%) Software Testing
11 7 (6.86%) PRINCE2
11 7 (6.86%) ETL
11 7 (6.86%) System Testing
12 6 (5.88%) Regression Testing
12 6 (5.88%) Risk Management
13 5 (4.90%) Business Analysis
13 5 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) SQL
2 13 (12.75%) Java
3 6 (5.88%) C#
4 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.94%) C
4 3 (2.94%) Ruby
4 3 (2.94%) Scala
5 2 (1.96%) Python
5 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.98%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) ISEB
2 20 (19.61%) ISTQB
2 20 (19.61%) Degree
3 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (24.51%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) SLA
3 2 (1.96%) EMIR
3 2 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.98%) Basel III
4 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.94%) HDFS
2 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.98%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.98%) OpenView
2 1 (0.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (8.82%) Oracle
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (2.94%) IBM
5 2 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.98%) Teradata
6 1 (0.98%) Brady
6 1 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.98%) Apple
6 1 (0.98%) SAP
6 1 (0.98%) Adobe
6 1 (0.98%) Murex
6 1 (0.98%) Calypso
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