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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 146 161 140
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 51 65 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 0.90% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.17% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 57 67
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£448 £511 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.34% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-11.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-39.57% -7.42%
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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
4517 5541 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.47% 76.39% 75.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3410 4083 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 69 89
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014, 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 (35.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (30.10%) Banking
3 30 (29.13%) Finance
4 25 (24.27%) QA
4 25 (24.27%) Test Management
5 24 (23.30%) ISEB
6 23 (22.33%) Test Scripting
7 20 (19.42%) ISTQB
8 19 (18.45%) Degree
9 17 (16.50%) Project Management
10 16 (15.53%) SQL
10 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
11 15 (14.56%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (14.56%) Java
11 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (13.59%) Investment Banking
13 13 (12.62%) Performance Testing
13 13 (12.62%) MS Project
13 13 (12.62%) MS Visio
14 12 (11.65%) Business Analysis
15 11 (10.68%) TDD
15 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
15 11 (10.68%) HP
15 11 (10.68%) Oracle
15 11 (10.68%) Web Services
16 10 (9.71%) Integration Testing
17 9 (8.74%) Scala
17 9 (8.74%) Computer Science
17 9 (8.74%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 7 (6.80%) SAS
2 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) MS Project
1 13 (12.62%) MS Visio
2 9 (8.74%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (6.80%) MS Office
5 1 (0.97%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) BASE24
2 3 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.94%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (1.94%) Summit
3 2 (1.94%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.97%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) HTTP
2 2 (1.94%) LAN
2 2 (1.94%) WAN
2 2 (1.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.97%) Firewall
3 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.97%) FTP
3 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.97%) DNS
3 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.97%) SSL
3 1 (0.97%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.80%) Base SAS
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.88%) Big Data
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.97%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.97%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) LoadRunner
1 7 (6.80%) JIRA
1 7 (6.80%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.83%) Selenium
2 6 (5.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (5.83%) JMeter
3 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.94%) JUnit
4 2 (1.94%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.94%) Maven
4 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.94%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.94%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.94%) Mockito
4 2 (1.94%) Gradle
4 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.97%) Calabash
5 1 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.97%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.97%) Spock
General
1 31 (30.10%) Banking
2 30 (29.13%) Finance
3 14 (13.59%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.77%) Front Office
5 4 (3.88%) Back Office
5 4 (3.88%) Retail
6 3 (2.91%) Publishing
6 3 (2.91%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.94%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.97%) Games
8 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Test Manager
2 20 (19.42%) Analyst
3 15 (14.56%) Developer
4 12 (11.65%) Test Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Tester
6 10 (9.71%) Test Leader
7 9 (8.74%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Scala Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.88%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.91%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (2.91%) Project Analyst
12 3 (2.91%) Programmer
12 3 (2.91%) Programme Manager
12 3 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.91%) Business Manager
12 3 (2.91%) Java Programmer
12 3 (2.91%) ETL Developer
12 3 (2.91%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.68%) Web Services
2 8 (7.77%) RESTful
3 6 (5.83%) XML
4 5 (4.85%) HTML
5 4 (3.88%) .NET
6 3 (2.91%) HTML5
6 3 (2.91%) REST
6 3 (2.91%) JSON
7 2 (1.94%) Spring
8 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.97%) jQuery
8 1 (0.97%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.97%) SOAP
8 1 (0.97%) XSLT
8 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.85%) EMV
3 5 (4.85%) APACS
3 5 (4.85%) Tandem
3 5 (4.85%) Derivative
4 3 (2.91%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.91%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.94%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.94%) Equities
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.97%) Statistics
6 1 (0.97%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.97%) Online Games
6 1 (0.97%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.97%) Open Source
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.83%) Windows
2 5 (4.85%) Linux
2 5 (4.85%) UNIX
3 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.94%) Android
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.97%) AIX
4 1 (0.97%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.97%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (24.27%) Test Management
4 23 (22.33%) Test Scripting
5 17 (16.50%) Project Management
6 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
7 15 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (12.62%) Performance Testing
9 12 (11.65%) Business Analysis
10 11 (10.68%) TDD
11 10 (9.71%) Integration Testing
12 9 (8.74%) Scrum
12 9 (8.74%) Regression Testing
12 9 (8.74%) Risk Management
13 8 (7.77%) Data Modelling
13 8 (7.77%) SOA
13 8 (7.77%) ETL
13 8 (7.77%) User Stories
14 7 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (6.80%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.53%) SQL
2 15 (14.56%) Java
3 9 (8.74%) Scala
4 4 (3.88%) Ruby
4 4 (3.88%) C#
5 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.91%) Python
6 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.94%) C
7 1 (0.97%) Groovy
7 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.97%) C++
7 1 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) ISEB
2 20 (19.42%) ISTQB
3 19 (18.45%) Degree
4 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
5 9 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.83%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (24.27%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.97%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.97%) EMIR
3 1 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.97%) Terminal Server
1 1 (0.97%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 15 (14.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) Puppet
2 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.94%) Ansible
3 1 (0.97%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.97%) OpenView
3 1 (0.97%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (10.68%) Oracle
1 11 (10.68%) HP
2 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.91%) IBM
5 2 (1.94%) Cognos
5 2 (1.94%) Murex
5 2 (1.94%) SunGard
5 2 (1.94%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.97%) Informatica
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.97%) Apple
6 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.97%) Adobe
6 1 (0.97%) Sun
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
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