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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
London / City of London
Rank 131 127 150
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.85% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 33
Median daily rate £430 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £645 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
2489 2603 4182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.01% 84.71% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2047 3286
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 £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 35
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.60 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.51% +74.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 12 (30.77%) QA
2 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) Finance
4 8 (20.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (20.51%) SQL
5 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
5 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Selenium
6 6 (15.38%) Banking
6 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
7 5 (12.82%) TestDirector
7 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
7 5 (12.82%) Derivative
7 5 (12.82%) Kanban
7 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Validation
8 4 (10.26%) Front Office
8 4 (10.26%) Data Validation
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.26%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) SDLC
8 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.69%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.69%) ATDD
9 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
9 3 (7.69%) BDD

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 (2.56%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (5.13%) Loan IQ
2 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.56%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.56%) Essbase
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) TestDirector
3 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Hudson
5 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.56%) Maven
5 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) TestLink
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Front Office
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Programme Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Programme Director
7 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Head of Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Coordinator
7 2 (5.13%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) FpML
2 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) J2EE
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) RESTful
2 1 (2.56%) SAP CO-PA
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
2 1 (2.56%) Spring
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (12.82%) Derivative
2 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) PMI
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Unix
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
2 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
2 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 5 (12.82%) Kanban
4 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.26%) Data Validation
5 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
5 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.26%) SDLC
5 4 (10.26%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.26%) Validation
6 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) ERP
6 3 (7.69%) ETL
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.56%) PMP
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.77%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) MiFID
3 2 (5.13%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (5.13%) EMIR
4 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.69%) Murex
2 2 (5.13%) Hyperion
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Avature
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Kenexa
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