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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 151 155 167
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 41 46 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.76% 0.77% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.00% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 37
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£478 £444 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% +18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £283 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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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
4182 4595 4909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.07% 76.87% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3455 3705
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 81
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 37 (43.53%) Finance
1 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.59%) QA
3 21 (24.71%) Banking
4 18 (21.18%) Test Management
5 16 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (18.82%) SQL
6 14 (16.47%) Java
6 14 (16.47%) Test Automation
7 13 (15.29%) TDD
7 13 (15.29%) Investment Banking
8 12 (14.12%) Automated Testing
8 12 (14.12%) Selenium
8 12 (14.12%) BDD
8 12 (14.12%) ISEB
9 11 (12.94%) Scrum
9 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
9 11 (12.94%) Cucumber
9 11 (12.94%) Test Scripting
9 11 (12.94%) Integration Testing
10 10 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 10 (11.76%) Oracle
11 9 (10.59%) C#
11 9 (10.59%) ETL
11 9 (10.59%) Migration
11 9 (10.59%) Degree
11 9 (10.59%) Waterfall
11 9 (10.59%) WebDriver
11 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (9.41%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.53%) SAS
3 2 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.18%) FileNet
4 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.71%) MS Office
3 3 (3.53%) MS Project
4 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.18%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.18%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.18%) Aligne
1 1 (1.18%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.18%) DB2
4 1 (1.18%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.18%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Selenium
2 11 (12.94%) Cucumber
3 9 (10.59%) WebDriver
4 8 (9.41%) JIRA
5 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
5 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.06%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.88%) WATIR
7 5 (5.88%) Jasmine
7 5 (5.88%) Capybara
7 5 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (4.71%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (4.71%) JMeter
9 3 (3.53%) JUnit
9 3 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.53%) TestNG
10 2 (2.35%) CA Gen
10 2 (2.35%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.35%) JBehave
10 2 (2.35%) Hudson
General
1 37 (43.53%) Finance
2 21 (24.71%) Banking
3 13 (15.29%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.88%) Legal
5 4 (4.71%) Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Test Manager
2 23 (27.06%) Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Business Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Test Leader
5 6 (7.06%) Programme Manager
5 6 (7.06%) Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Test Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Tester
8 3 (3.53%) SAS Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Principal Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) SAP Manager
8 3 (3.53%) SAP Test Manager
8 3 (3.53%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Business Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Applications Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
2 5 (5.88%) RESTful
3 4 (4.71%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) J2EE
4 3 (3.53%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.35%) Middleware
6 1 (1.18%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) XSD
6 1 (1.18%) XSLT
6 1 (1.18%) JSON
6 1 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.18%) Spring
6 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Open Source
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.35%) User Experience
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.18%) PMI
6 1 (1.18%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.18%) AS400
6 1 (1.18%) RIA
6 1 (1.18%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) UNIX
3 2 (2.35%) Android
3 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) AIX
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) Test Management
3 16 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (16.47%) Test Automation
5 13 (15.29%) TDD
6 12 (14.12%) Automated Testing
6 12 (14.12%) BDD
7 11 (12.94%) Scrum
7 11 (12.94%) Test Scripting
7 11 (12.94%) Integration Testing
8 10 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 9 (10.59%) ETL
9 9 (10.59%) Migration
9 9 (10.59%) Waterfall
10 8 (9.41%) Security Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Project Management
11 7 (8.24%) Test Planning
12 6 (7.06%) DevOps
12 6 (7.06%) Data Migration
12 6 (7.06%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) SQL
2 14 (16.47%) Java
3 9 (10.59%) C#
4 6 (7.06%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.71%) VBA
6 3 (3.53%) Perl
6 3 (3.53%) Scala
7 2 (2.35%) Groovy
7 2 (2.35%) Lua
7 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) VBScript
8 1 (1.18%) VB
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) Python
8 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) ISEB
2 9 (10.59%) Degree
3 8 (9.41%) ISTQB
4 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.18%) IIBA
7 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (30.59%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) EMIR
2 2 (2.35%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (2.35%) FATCA
3 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
3 1 (1.18%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) nmon
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.06%) HP
3 6 (7.06%) SAP
4 4 (4.71%) IBM
4 4 (4.71%) Business Objects
5 3 (3.53%) BEA
5 3 (3.53%) webMethods
5 3 (3.53%) Symantec
5 3 (3.53%) Pega
6 2 (2.35%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe
7 1 (1.18%) Sun
7 1 (1.18%) SunGard
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) Teradata
7 1 (1.18%) VMware
7 1 (1.18%) Apple
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