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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 145 154 142
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 52 64 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 0.89% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.16% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 69
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £347 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £615 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -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
4472 5496 5951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.34% 76.56% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3358 4067 4384
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 93
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £11.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 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 23 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 36 (34.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 32 (31.07%) Finance
3 30 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (29.13%) Banking
4 26 (25.24%) Test Management
5 25 (24.27%) QA
6 23 (22.33%) ISEB
7 22 (21.36%) Test Scripting
8 21 (20.39%) ISTQB
9 19 (18.45%) Degree
10 17 (16.50%) Test Automation
10 17 (16.50%) Project Management
11 16 (15.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (15.53%) SQL
12 15 (14.56%) Java
13 14 (13.59%) Investment Banking
14 13 (12.62%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (12.62%) Performance Testing
14 13 (12.62%) MS Project
14 13 (12.62%) MS Visio
15 12 (11.65%) Business Analysis
16 11 (10.68%) TDD
16 11 (10.68%) HP
17 10 (9.71%) Oracle
17 10 (9.71%) Web Services
17 10 (9.71%) Integration Testing
17 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
18 9 (8.74%) Scala
18 9 (8.74%) Computer Science
18 9 (8.74%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 6 (5.83%) SAS
2 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) MS Visio
1 13 (12.62%) MS Project
2 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (6.80%) MS Office
4 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
4 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%) 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%) 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 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) Base SAS
3 4 (3.88%) Big Data
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.97%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.97%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) LoadRunner
1 7 (6.80%) JIRA
1 7 (6.80%) Selenium
1 7 (6.80%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.83%) JMeter
3 4 (3.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.94%) JUnit
5 2 (1.94%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.94%) Maven
5 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.94%) Mockito
5 2 (1.94%) Gradle
5 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.94%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.94%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.97%) Robotium
6 1 (0.97%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.97%) Capybara
General
1 32 (31.07%) Finance
2 30 (29.13%) Banking
3 14 (13.59%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.83%) 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 21 (20.39%) Analyst
3 14 (13.59%) Developer
4 12 (11.65%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.65%) Test Leader
5 11 (10.68%) Tester
6 9 (8.74%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Scala Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Project Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Programmer
11 3 (2.91%) Programme Manager
11 3 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Business Manager
11 3 (2.91%) Java Programmer
11 3 (2.91%) ETL Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) Web Services
2 8 (7.77%) RESTful
3 5 (4.85%) XML
3 5 (4.85%) HTML
4 3 (2.91%) .NET
4 3 (2.91%) HTML5
4 3 (2.91%) REST
4 3 (2.91%) JSON
5 2 (1.94%) Spring
6 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.97%) jQuery
6 1 (0.97%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.97%) SOAP
6 1 (0.97%) XSLT
6 1 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.85%) EMV
3 5 (4.85%) APACS
3 5 (4.85%) Tandem
3 5 (4.85%) Derivative
4 4 (3.88%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.91%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.94%) Statistics
6 2 (1.94%) Equities
7 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.97%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.97%) Economics
7 1 (0.97%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.97%) Online Games
7 1 (0.97%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.97%) Open Source
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) Linux
2 4 (3.88%) UNIX
3 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.94%) Android
4 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.97%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.97%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 30 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.24%) Test Management
4 22 (21.36%) Test Scripting
5 17 (16.50%) Test Automation
5 17 (16.50%) Project Management
6 16 (15.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (12.62%) Performance Testing
8 12 (11.65%) Business Analysis
9 11 (10.68%) TDD
10 10 (9.71%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Scrum
11 9 (8.74%) Regression Testing
11 9 (8.74%) Risk Management
12 8 (7.77%) SOA
12 8 (7.77%) ETL
12 8 (7.77%) User Stories
13 7 (6.80%) Test Planning
13 7 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (6.80%) Data Modelling
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 23 (22.33%) ISEB
2 21 (20.39%) ISTQB
3 19 (18.45%) Degree
4 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
5 9 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (7.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.88%) 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 13 (12.62%) 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%) HP
2 10 (9.71%) Oracle
3 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.94%) SunGard
5 2 (1.94%) Cognos
5 2 (1.94%) IBM
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Informatica
6 1 (0.97%) Apple
6 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.97%) Adobe
6 1 (0.97%) Sun
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 28 days ago