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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 132 156 165
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 64 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.14% 0.69% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.90% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 30
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£475 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -7.50%
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 42 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.57%) Banking
3 32 (28.57%) QA
4 29 (25.89%) Finance
5 28 (25.00%) Test Management
6 23 (20.54%) Java
7 20 (17.86%) Investment Banking
8 18 (16.07%) ISTQB
8 18 (16.07%) Test Scripting
8 18 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (16.07%) ISEB
9 17 (15.18%) SQL
10 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (13.39%) Test Automation
11 15 (13.39%) Business Analysis
11 15 (13.39%) Degree
12 14 (12.50%) Integration Testing
12 14 (12.50%) Project Management
13 12 (10.71%) Risk Management
13 12 (10.71%) Oracle
13 12 (10.71%) MS Visio
13 12 (10.71%) Selenium
13 12 (10.71%) JIRA
13 12 (10.71%) TDD
14 11 (9.82%) Automated Testing
14 11 (9.82%) Scala
14 11 (9.82%) Web Services
14 11 (9.82%) Scrum
14 11 (9.82%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (3.57%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.57%) SAS
2 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.79%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 10 (8.93%) MS Project
2 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
3 9 (8.04%) MS Office
3 9 (8.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.89%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.79%) BASE24
2 2 (1.79%) Summit
2 2 (1.79%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.89%) Agresso
3 1 (0.89%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.89%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.89%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) ATM
1 2 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) Internet
2 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.57%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (1.79%) Big Data
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.89%) Triplestore
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) JIRA
1 12 (10.71%) Selenium
2 8 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.57%) JMeter
5 4 (3.57%) Maven
5 4 (3.57%) JUnit
5 4 (3.57%) Gradle
5 4 (3.57%) Mockito
6 3 (2.68%) Appium
6 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.68%) TestDirector
6 3 (2.68%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.68%) TestNG
7 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.79%) Toad
7 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 32 (28.57%) Banking
2 29 (25.89%) Finance
3 20 (17.86%) Investment Banking
4 10 (8.93%) Front Office
5 7 (6.25%) Retail
6 6 (5.36%) Back Office
7 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.68%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (34.82%) Test Manager
2 26 (23.21%) Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) Developer
4 12 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 10 (8.93%) Tester
5 10 (8.93%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.36%) Scala Developer
8 5 (4.46%) QA Leader
8 5 (4.46%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.57%) UAT Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Business Manager
9 4 (3.57%) SAP Manager
9 4 (3.57%) SAP Test Manager
9 4 (3.57%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) Web Services
2 9 (8.04%) XML
3 7 (6.25%) RESTful
4 6 (5.36%) JSON
5 5 (4.46%) Middleware
6 4 (3.57%) .NET
6 4 (3.57%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.57%) Spring
7 3 (2.68%) HTML
8 2 (1.79%) SOAP
8 2 (1.79%) HTML5
8 2 (1.79%) REST
9 1 (0.89%) jQuery
9 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.89%) CSS
9 1 (0.89%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Derivative
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.57%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.79%) EMV
5 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) PMI
5 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.79%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.79%) APACS
5 2 (1.79%) Equities
5 2 (1.79%) Tandem
6 1 (0.89%) Statistics
6 1 (0.89%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.89%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) UNIX
2 6 (5.36%) Windows
3 3 (2.68%) Android
3 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.79%) Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.89%) SUSE
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.00%) Test Management
4 18 (16.07%) Test Scripting
5 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.39%) Business Analysis
6 15 (13.39%) Test Automation
7 14 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 14 (12.50%) Project Management
8 12 (10.71%) TDD
8 12 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 11 (9.82%) Scrum
9 11 (9.82%) Automated Testing
9 11 (9.82%) Test Planning
10 9 (8.04%) Functional Testing
10 9 (8.04%) SOA
10 9 (8.04%) ETL
11 8 (7.14%) Migration
11 8 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 8 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) Java
2 17 (15.18%) SQL
3 11 (9.82%) Scala
4 4 (3.57%) Ruby
5 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.79%) C#
6 2 (1.79%) Groovy
7 1 (0.89%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.89%) Lua
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.89%) VBScript
7 1 (0.89%) VB
7 1 (0.89%) VBA
7 1 (0.89%) Python
7 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) ISEB
1 18 (16.07%) ISTQB
2 15 (13.39%) Degree
3 6 (5.36%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.89%) PMP
5 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.57%) Puppet
2 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (10.71%) Oracle
2 10 (8.93%) HP
3 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.57%) SAP
5 4 (3.57%) IBM
6 3 (2.68%) Cognos
7 2 (1.79%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.79%) Murex
7 2 (1.79%) SunGard
7 2 (1.79%) Apple
7 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.79%) Fundtech
8 1 (0.89%) hybris
8 1 (0.89%) Demandware
8 1 (0.89%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.89%) Remedy
8 1 (0.89%) ATG
8 1 (0.89%) VMware
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