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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 152 164 154
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 44 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 0.74% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.96% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 29
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£475 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £520 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -18.60%
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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
4006 4577 4299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.90% 77.39% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3335 3287
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 35 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (29.52%) QA
3 30 (28.57%) Banking
4 28 (26.67%) Test Management
5 27 (25.71%) Finance
6 22 (20.95%) Java
7 21 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 17 (16.19%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (16.19%) SQL
9 16 (15.24%) Test Automation
10 14 (13.33%) Integration Testing
11 13 (12.38%) Business Analysis
11 13 (12.38%) TDD
11 13 (12.38%) ISTQB
11 13 (12.38%) Degree
11 13 (12.38%) ISEB
11 13 (12.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.43%) Selenium
12 12 (11.43%) Test Scripting
13 11 (10.48%) Scala
13 11 (10.48%) Automated Testing
13 11 (10.48%) Project Management
13 11 (10.48%) Risk Management
13 11 (10.48%) MS Visio
13 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
14 10 (9.52%) Oracle
14 10 (9.52%) Scrum
14 10 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
14 10 (9.52%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.90%) SAS
2 2 (1.90%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) MS Visio
1 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (8.57%) MS Office
4 8 (7.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.86%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (2.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.90%) Summit
2 2 (1.90%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.95%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.95%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.95%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.95%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) ATM
2 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.95%) FTP
2 1 (0.95%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.90%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Triplestore
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.95%) Big Data
4 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (11.43%) Selenium
2 10 (9.52%) JIRA
3 8 (7.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (7.62%) WebDriver
3 8 (7.62%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.76%) JUnit
6 4 (3.81%) JMeter
6 4 (3.81%) Maven
6 4 (3.81%) TestNG
6 4 (3.81%) Mockito
6 4 (3.81%) Gradle
6 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.86%) Appium
7 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.86%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.86%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.90%) Hudson
8 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.90%) JBehave
General
1 30 (28.57%) Banking
2 27 (25.71%) Finance
3 21 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.57%) Front Office
5 6 (5.71%) Retail
6 5 (4.76%) Back Office
7 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.90%) Legal
8 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Test Manager
2 23 (21.90%) Analyst
3 12 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.48%) Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Test Leader
6 9 (8.57%) Test Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Tester
8 7 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Scala Developer
10 5 (4.76%) QA Leader
10 5 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Programme Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Consultant
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Business Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Test Consultant
12 3 (2.86%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) Web Services
2 7 (6.67%) XML
3 6 (5.71%) RESTful
4 5 (4.76%) JSON
4 5 (4.76%) Middleware
5 4 (3.81%) .NET
5 4 (3.81%) Spring
5 4 (3.81%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.86%) HTML
7 2 (1.90%) SOAP
7 2 (1.90%) HTML5
8 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.95%) REST
8 1 (0.95%) jQuery
8 1 (0.95%) FpML
8 1 (0.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.81%) Derivative
3 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.90%) PMI
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.90%) Market Risk
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Open Source
5 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.95%) Statistics
5 1 (0.95%) Ontologies
5 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.62%) UNIX
2 6 (5.71%) Windows
3 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.86%) Android
4 2 (1.90%) Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.95%) SUSE
5 1 (0.95%) AIX
5 1 (0.95%) Solaris
5 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (26.67%) Test Management
3 16 (15.24%) Test Automation
4 14 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 13 (12.38%) Business Analysis
5 13 (12.38%) TDD
5 13 (12.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 11 (10.48%) Automated Testing
7 11 (10.48%) Project Management
7 11 (10.48%) Risk Management
8 10 (9.52%) Scrum
9 9 (8.57%) Migration
9 9 (8.57%) Regression Testing
9 9 (8.57%) Functional Testing
9 9 (8.57%) Test Planning
10 8 (7.62%) SOA
10 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) Java
2 17 (16.19%) SQL
3 11 (10.48%) Scala
4 4 (3.81%) Ruby
5 3 (2.86%) Groovy
5 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.90%) Python
6 2 (1.90%) C#
6 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.95%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.95%) Lua
7 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.95%) PHP
7 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.95%) VBScript
7 1 (0.95%) VB
7 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) ISTQB
1 13 (12.38%) Degree
1 13 (12.38%) ISEB
2 7 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (29.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (16.19%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.81%) Puppet
2 4 (3.81%) Ansible
2 4 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (9.52%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) HP
3 6 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.81%) IBM
6 3 (2.86%) Cognos
6 3 (2.86%) SAP
7 2 (1.90%) Murex
7 2 (1.90%) SunGard
7 2 (1.90%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.90%) Apple
7 2 (1.90%) Fundtech
7 2 (1.90%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.95%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.95%) hybris
8 1 (0.95%) Demandware
8 1 (0.95%) VMware
8 1 (0.95%) ATG
8 1 (0.95%) Remedy
8 1 (0.95%) Sun
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