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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 152 156 148
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 37 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.81% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.04% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 32
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£438 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £546 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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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
4022 4712 4495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.34% 77.67% 76.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3121 3399 3467
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 47
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 32 (31.68%) Finance
1 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.71%) Banking
3 28 (27.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (25.74%) QA
5 25 (24.75%) Test Management
6 19 (18.81%) Investment Banking
6 19 (18.81%) Java
7 18 (17.82%) SQL
8 17 (16.83%) ISEB
9 14 (13.86%) Test Automation
9 14 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (12.87%) Scrum
11 12 (11.88%) Test Scripting
11 12 (11.88%) Integration Testing
11 12 (11.88%) ISTQB
12 11 (10.89%) Degree
12 11 (10.89%) JIRA
12 11 (10.89%) Selenium
12 11 (10.89%) Automated Testing
12 11 (10.89%) Waterfall
12 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (10.89%) Oracle
13 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
13 10 (9.90%) Risk Management
13 10 (9.90%) TDD
14 9 (8.91%) Software Testing
14 9 (8.91%) MS PowerPoint
14 9 (8.91%) Regression Testing
14 9 (8.91%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (5.94%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.96%) SAS
3 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.98%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.99%) FileNet
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.99%) Confluence
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.99%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.91%) MS Office
2 9 (8.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (6.93%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Summit
2 1 (0.99%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.99%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.99%) Aligne
2 1 (0.99%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.99%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.99%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) ATM
1 2 (1.98%) VoIP
1 2 (1.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.99%) Triplestore
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.99%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) JIRA
1 11 (10.89%) Selenium
2 7 (6.93%) WebDriver
3 6 (5.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (4.95%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.96%) TestNG
5 4 (3.96%) JUnit
6 3 (2.97%) JMeter
6 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.97%) Appium
7 2 (1.98%) CA Gen
7 2 (1.98%) Zephyr
7 2 (1.98%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.98%) Gradle
7 2 (1.98%) Maven
7 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.98%) JBehave
7 2 (1.98%) Hudson
7 2 (1.98%) Mockito
General
1 32 (31.68%) Finance
2 29 (28.71%) Banking
3 19 (18.81%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.93%) Retail
5 5 (4.95%) Front Office
5 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.96%) Back Office
7 3 (2.97%) Legal
8 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (35.64%) Test Manager
2 26 (25.74%) Analyst
3 14 (13.86%) Business Analyst
4 13 (12.87%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.90%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.93%) Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Tester
7 6 (5.94%) Programme Manager
7 6 (5.94%) Test Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Programme Test Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) SAS Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) Principal Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) IT Business Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) Lead Test Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) QA Leader
10 3 (2.97%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) XML
2 5 (4.95%) Web Services
3 4 (3.96%) Middleware
3 4 (3.96%) .NET
4 3 (2.97%) J2EE
4 3 (2.97%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.97%) JSON
5 2 (1.98%) Spring
5 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.98%) SOAP
6 1 (0.99%) HTML
6 1 (0.99%) CSS
6 1 (0.99%) FpML
6 1 (0.99%) XSD
6 1 (0.99%) XSLT
6 1 (0.99%) RESTful
6 1 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.97%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.97%) Derivative
4 2 (1.98%) Market Risk
4 2 (1.98%) PMI
4 2 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.99%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.99%) Open Source
5 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.99%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) UNIX
2 5 (4.95%) Windows
3 3 (2.97%) Android
3 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.99%) AIX
4 1 (0.99%) Solaris
4 1 (0.99%) Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (27.72%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (24.75%) Test Management
4 14 (13.86%) Test Automation
5 13 (12.87%) Scrum
6 12 (11.88%) Integration Testing
6 12 (11.88%) Test Scripting
7 11 (10.89%) Waterfall
7 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.89%) Automated Testing
8 10 (9.90%) TDD
8 10 (9.90%) Risk Management
9 9 (8.91%) Regression Testing
9 9 (8.91%) Software Testing
10 8 (7.92%) Migration
11 7 (6.93%) Business Analysis
11 7 (6.93%) Project Management
12 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling
12 6 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.94%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.81%) Java
2 18 (17.82%) SQL
3 5 (4.95%) Scala
4 4 (3.96%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.96%) VBA
5 3 (2.97%) Perl
6 2 (1.98%) C#
6 2 (1.98%) Ruby
6 2 (1.98%) Lua
6 2 (1.98%) Groovy
7 1 (0.99%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.99%) Python
7 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.99%) PHP
7 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.99%) VBScript
7 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) ISEB
2 12 (11.88%) ISTQB
3 11 (10.89%) Degree
4 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.98%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.99%) PMP
7 1 (0.99%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (25.74%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) FATCA
2 2 (1.98%) EMIR
2 2 (1.98%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.99%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.98%) Puppet
2 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
3 1 (0.99%) nmon
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) Oracle
2 6 (5.94%) HP
3 5 (4.95%) IBM
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.97%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.97%) SAP
4 3 (2.97%) BEA
4 3 (2.97%) webMethods
4 3 (2.97%) Pega
5 2 (1.98%) Apple
5 2 (1.98%) Fundtech
5 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.98%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.98%) Remedy
5 2 (1.98%) Murex
6 1 (0.99%) SunGard
6 1 (0.99%) Sun
6 1 (0.99%) Cognos
6 1 (0.99%) ATG
6 1 (0.99%) VMware
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago