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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 148 143 168
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 53 51 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.91% 0.89% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.15% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 40
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£488 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £247 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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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
4539 4454 5397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.79% 77.38% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3588 3328 4054
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 44 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (46.67%) Finance
3 34 (37.78%) QA
4 24 (26.67%) Banking
5 21 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (17.78%) Test Management
7 16 (17.78%) BDD
8 15 (16.67%) Selenium
8 15 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 15 (16.67%) SQL
9 14 (15.56%) Java
9 14 (15.56%) Investment Banking
9 14 (15.56%) TDD
9 14 (15.56%) Test Scripting
10 13 (14.44%) Integration Testing
10 13 (14.44%) Cucumber
10 13 (14.44%) C#
10 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
11 12 (13.33%) ISEB
11 12 (13.33%) Open Source
11 12 (13.33%) Performance Testing
12 11 (12.22%) WebDriver
12 11 (12.22%) SpecFlow
13 10 (11.11%) Jenkins
13 10 (11.11%) Waterfall
13 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
13 10 (11.11%) Security Testing
13 10 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (11.11%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (4.44%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.44%) SAS
2 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.11%) FileNet
4 1 (1.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) MS Office
2 4 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.22%) MS Project
3 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.11%) InDesign
4 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.11%) Aligne
2 1 (1.11%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.22%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Selenium
2 13 (14.44%) Cucumber
3 11 (12.22%) SpecFlow
3 11 (12.22%) WebDriver
4 10 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.00%) WATIR
5 9 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (10.00%) Jasmine
5 9 (10.00%) Capybara
6 7 (7.78%) JIRA
7 4 (4.44%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.33%) JUnit
8 3 (3.33%) TestDirector
8 3 (3.33%) JMeter
8 3 (3.33%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.22%) ClearQuest
9 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.22%) CA Gen
General
1 42 (46.67%) Finance
2 24 (26.67%) Banking
3 14 (15.56%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.44%) Retail
4 4 (4.44%) Legal
5 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.11%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) Test Manager
2 24 (26.67%) Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) Test Analyst
4 12 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 7 (7.78%) Programme Manager
6 7 (7.78%) Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
8 4 (4.44%) SAS Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Business Manager
9 3 (3.33%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Applications Manager
10 2 (2.22%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Testing Manager
10 2 (2.22%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Test Programme Manager
10 2 (2.22%) Test Architect
10 2 (2.22%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) RESTful
2 8 (8.89%) .NET
3 5 (5.56%) Web Services
4 3 (3.33%) J2EE
5 2 (2.22%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.11%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.11%) Apache CXF
6 1 (1.11%) REST
6 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.11%) XSD
6 1 (1.11%) XSLT
6 1 (1.11%) Middleware
6 1 (1.11%) LAMP
6 1 (1.11%) CSS
6 1 (1.11%) SOAP
6 1 (1.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) AS400
5 1 (1.11%) BBC
5 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.11%) RIA
5 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.11%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.33%) Test Automation
3 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (17.78%) Test Management
4 16 (17.78%) BDD
5 15 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 14 (15.56%) TDD
6 14 (15.56%) Test Scripting
7 13 (14.44%) Integration Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Open Source
9 10 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.11%) Security Testing
9 10 (11.11%) DevOps
10 9 (10.00%) Load Testing
10 9 (10.00%) Migration
10 9 (10.00%) Scrum
10 9 (10.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.89%) Data Modelling
11 8 (8.89%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.67%) SQL
2 14 (15.56%) Java
3 13 (14.44%) C#
4 5 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.44%) Perl
6 3 (3.33%) VBA
7 2 (2.22%) Python
7 2 (2.22%) Ruby
7 2 (2.22%) PHP
7 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.11%) C++
8 1 (1.11%) Lua
8 1 (1.11%) Groovy
8 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) ISEB
2 9 (10.00%) Degree
3 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.78%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.22%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) IIBA
7 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (37.78%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) FATCA
2 2 (2.22%) EMIR
2 2 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.11%) nmon
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.56%) Business Objects
2 5 (5.56%) SAP
2 5 (5.56%) HP
3 3 (3.33%) BEA
3 3 (3.33%) webMethods
3 3 (3.33%) Symantec
3 3 (3.33%) IBM
3 3 (3.33%) Pega
4 2 (2.22%) Vertica
4 2 (2.22%) Teradata
4 2 (2.22%) Netezza
4 2 (2.22%) Greenplum
5 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.11%) SEEBURGER
5 1 (1.11%) Capita
5 1 (1.11%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.11%) Splunk
5 1 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
City, London
City Test Limited
Rate: £600 per day This rate is negotiable for excellent skills match
Posted: 2 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago