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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 153 145 156
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 50 55 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 0.95% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.22% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 53
Average daily rate
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£456 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £310 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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
4348 4497 5652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.24% 77.31% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3333 4204
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 45 (50.56%) Finance
2 42 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (37.08%) QA
4 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
4 22 (24.72%) Banking
5 18 (20.22%) BDD
6 17 (19.10%) Test Management
6 17 (19.10%) Selenium
6 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (19.10%) Automated Testing
7 16 (17.98%) C#
7 16 (17.98%) Test Scripting
8 15 (16.85%) Project Management
9 14 (15.73%) TDD
9 14 (15.73%) SQL
9 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
9 14 (15.73%) Cucumber
10 13 (14.61%) SpecFlow
10 13 (14.61%) Open Source
10 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
11 12 (13.48%) ISEB
11 12 (13.48%) Business Analysis
11 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
11 12 (13.48%) Security Testing
11 12 (13.48%) Integration Testing
12 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
12 11 (12.36%) DevOps
12 11 (12.36%) Test Planning
12 11 (12.36%) Java
13 10 (11.24%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.25%) Documentum
2 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.25%) Captiva
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Node.js
3 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) JBoss
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) SAS
3 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.12%) FileNet
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.74%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.74%) MS Office
3 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.25%) MS Project
5 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.12%) Open Workbench
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.12%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.12%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.12%) Summit
2 1 (1.12%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.24%) HTTP
2 2 (2.25%) VoIP
2 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.37%) Star Schema
3 3 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.37%) Big Data
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Selenium
2 14 (15.73%) Cucumber
3 13 (14.61%) SpecFlow
4 12 (13.48%) WebDriver
5 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
6 10 (11.24%) Karma Test Runner
6 10 (11.24%) Jasmine
6 10 (11.24%) Capybara
6 10 (11.24%) WATIR
6 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.62%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.49%) JIRA
8 4 (4.49%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.37%) TestDirector
9 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.37%) JUnit
9 3 (3.37%) JMeter
9 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.25%) Spock
10 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (50.56%) Finance
2 22 (24.72%) Banking
3 10 (11.24%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.87%) Legal
5 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 2 (2.25%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Front Office
7 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (34.83%) Test Manager
2 25 (28.09%) Analyst
3 13 (14.61%) Business Analyst
4 12 (13.48%) Test Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) Test Leader
6 6 (6.74%) Developer
7 5 (5.62%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Test Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.49%) CRM Business Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Applications Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.25%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.25%) SAP Manager
10 2 (2.25%) Documentum Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) RESTful
2 9 (10.11%) .NET
3 5 (5.62%) Web Services
4 2 (2.25%) XML
4 2 (2.25%) J2EE
4 2 (2.25%) SOAP
5 1 (1.12%) HTML
5 1 (1.12%) CSS
5 1 (1.12%) REST
5 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.12%) XSD
5 1 (1.12%) XSLT
5 1 (1.12%) WDK
5 1 (1.12%) Middleware
5 1 (1.12%) LAMP
5 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.12%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.37%) User Experience
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.25%) Derivative
5 1 (1.12%) RIA
5 1 (1.12%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.12%) AS400
5 1 (1.12%) BBC
5 1 (1.12%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Linux
2 3 (3.37%) UNIX
3 1 (1.12%) Android
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (47.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.72%) Test Automation
3 18 (20.22%) BDD
4 17 (19.10%) Test Management
4 17 (19.10%) Automated Testing
4 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (17.98%) Test Scripting
6 15 (16.85%) Project Management
7 14 (15.73%) TDD
8 13 (14.61%) Open Source
9 12 (13.48%) Integration Testing
9 12 (13.48%) Security Testing
9 12 (13.48%) Business Analysis
10 11 (12.36%) DevOps
10 11 (12.36%) Test Planning
11 10 (11.24%) Load Testing
11 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
12 9 (10.11%) Performance Testing
12 9 (10.11%) ETL
13 8 (8.99%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) C#
2 14 (15.73%) SQL
3 11 (12.36%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.25%) C
6 1 (1.12%) VBA
6 1 (1.12%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.12%) Ruby
6 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.12%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) PHP
6 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) ISEB
2 7 (7.87%) Degree
2 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.62%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.12%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (37.08%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle
3 9 (10.11%) HP
4 7 (7.87%) SAP
5 3 (3.37%) Symantec
5 3 (3.37%) Teradata
5 3 (3.37%) Netezza
5 3 (3.37%) Greenplum
5 3 (3.37%) Vertica
6 2 (2.25%) IBM
7 1 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.12%) Adobe
7 1 (1.12%) Murex
7 1 (1.12%) Calypso
7 1 (1.12%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.12%) Capita
7 1 (1.12%) Charles River
7 1 (1.12%) VMware
7 1 (1.12%) BEA
7 1 (1.12%) Informatica
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago