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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 139 156 149
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 25 55 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.93% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.15% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 46 36
Median daily rate £475 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £363 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
Test Strategy
London

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
2916 4779 4672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.51% 80.69% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2379 3785 3467
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £324 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 47 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 2016.

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 2016, 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 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) QA
3 14 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (22.45%) Java
4 11 (22.45%) Selenium
4 11 (22.45%) JIRA
4 11 (22.45%) Finance
4 11 (22.45%) Test Management
4 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
5 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.41%) Manual Testing
5 10 (20.41%) SQL
6 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Scrum
6 8 (16.33%) Banking
6 8 (16.33%) System Testing
6 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
6 8 (16.33%) Defect Management
7 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (14.29%) ISEB
8 6 (12.24%) HP
8 6 (12.24%) Validation
8 6 (12.24%) Release Management
8 6 (12.24%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
8 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (10.20%) Process Improvement
9 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.20%) Cucumber

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 5 (10.20%) SAS
2 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) GitHub
2 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.16%) Pentaho
2 4 (8.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) OLAP
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) JIRA
1 11 (22.45%) Selenium
2 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.12%) JMeter
4 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.08%) Appium
5 2 (4.08%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.08%) Gatling
5 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
5 2 (4.08%) Subversion
5 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.04%) Mocha
6 1 (2.04%) Protractor
6 1 (2.04%) Robotium
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Publishing
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Test Manager
2 10 (20.41%) Test Leader
3 6 (12.24%) Developer
3 6 (12.24%) QA Leader
4 5 (10.20%) Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) SAS Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Test Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) UAT Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Programme Test Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Tester
6 3 (6.12%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Programme Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) SOAP
1 4 (8.16%) XML
2 3 (6.12%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.04%) Ajax
4 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.04%) Chai
4 1 (2.04%) CSS3
4 1 (2.04%) HTML5
4 1 (2.04%) Middleware
4 1 (2.04%) Node.js
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.04%) RESTful
4 1 (2.04%) Velocity
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Derivative
3 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.08%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.04%) DTCC
4 1 (2.04%) EPoS
4 1 (2.04%) Equities
4 1 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.04%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (22.45%) Test Management
4 10 (20.41%) Manual Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
5 8 (16.33%) Defect Management
5 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Scrum
5 8 (16.33%) System Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (12.24%) Release Management
7 6 (12.24%) Test Planning
7 6 (12.24%) Validation
8 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
8 5 (10.20%) ETL
8 5 (10.20%) Process Improvement
8 5 (10.20%) Project Management
8 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) VBScript
4 3 (6.12%) C#
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) ISEB
4 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) Degree
7 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.61%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) MiFID
3 2 (4.08%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (4.08%) EMIR
3 2 (4.08%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) HP
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Informatica
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) TIBCO