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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
London / City of London
Rank 128 137 150
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 29 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.98% 0.50% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.58% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 29
Median daily rate £440 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.74% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £670 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
- +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
2518 2776 4300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.98% 86.83% 82.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1989 2205 3354
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 33
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 15 (32.61%) Finance
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) QA
3 10 (21.74%) SQL
4 9 (19.57%) Selenium
4 9 (19.57%) Banking
5 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
5 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Kanban
6 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
6 6 (13.04%) SDLC
7 5 (10.87%) BDD
7 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.87%) XML
7 5 (10.87%) Scrum
8 4 (8.70%) Fixed Income
8 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Project Management
8 4 (8.70%) Oracle
8 4 (8.70%) ERP
8 4 (8.70%) ETL
8 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Test Management
8 4 (8.70%) MiFID
8 4 (8.70%) Derivative
8 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.17%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (4.35%) Loan IQ
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.17%) Essbase
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.52%) TestDirector
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) DbUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Hudson
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.17%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.17%) TestLink
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 2 (4.35%) Front Office
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Test Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Programme Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Programme Test Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Test Programme Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.52%) XML Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) ETL Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Head of Test
8 2 (4.35%) Head of Testing
8 2 (4.35%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) XML
2 3 (6.52%) FpML
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) JSON
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) Node.js
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.17%) RESTful
4 1 (2.17%) SAP CO-PA
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Derivative
2 4 (8.70%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.52%) Reference Data
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.17%) Equities
5 1 (2.17%) Fintech
5 1 (2.17%) iPad
5 1 (2.17%) PMI
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
2 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
3 6 (13.04%) Kanban
3 6 (13.04%) SDLC
3 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (10.87%) BDD
4 5 (10.87%) Scrum
4 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Data Validation
5 4 (8.70%) ERP
5 4 (8.70%) ETL
5 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
5 4 (8.70%) TDD
5 4 (8.70%) Test Management
5 4 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) C#
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PMP
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) MiFID
3 2 (4.35%) EMIR
4 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Hyperion
3 2 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Avature
4 1 (2.17%) Fidessa
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Kenexa
4 1 (2.17%) Murex
4 1 (2.17%) WorldPay
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