The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 143 170 167
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 52 49 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 0.69% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.91% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 45
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £345 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4347 5386 5822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.38% 76.05% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4028 4328
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Strategy
London

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 (31.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 30 (30.00%) Finance
3 27 (27.00%) Test Scripting
4 26 (26.00%) ISEB
5 24 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 24 (24.00%) QA
6 23 (23.00%) Banking
6 23 (23.00%) Test Management
7 22 (22.00%) ISTQB
8 20 (20.00%) Degree
9 15 (15.00%) Project Management
9 15 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (15.00%) SQL
10 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
11 13 (13.00%) Java
12 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
12 12 (12.00%) Performance Testing
12 12 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (11.00%) Computer Science
13 11 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (10.00%) Scrum
14 10 (10.00%) Selenium
15 9 (9.00%) Integration Testing
15 9 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (9.00%) Oracle
15 9 (9.00%) MS Project
15 9 (9.00%) Web Services
15 9 (9.00%) MS Visio
16 8 (8.00%) Windows
16 8 (8.00%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (5.00%) SAS
2 4 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Project
1 9 (9.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.00%) MS Office
5 1 (1.00%) Stata
5 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.00%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) BASE24
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) LAN
1 4 (4.00%) WAN
1 4 (4.00%) HTTP
2 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.00%) DNS
2 3 (3.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (3.00%) SSL
2 3 (3.00%) LDAP
2 3 (3.00%) Firewall
3 2 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.00%) Big Data
3 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.00%) Base SAS
5 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.00%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.00%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (1.00%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Selenium
2 6 (6.00%) JIRA
2 6 (6.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (6.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.00%) JMeter
3 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.00%) JUnit
4 3 (3.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.00%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.00%) WATIR
6 1 (1.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.00%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.00%) Sahi
6 1 (1.00%) JBehave
6 1 (1.00%) Toad
General
1 30 (30.00%) Finance
2 23 (23.00%) Banking
3 8 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Publishing
4 3 (3.00%) Back Office
5 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.00%) Front Office
5 2 (2.00%) Games
5 2 (2.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 39 (39.00%) Test Manager
2 18 (18.00%) Analyst
3 17 (17.00%) Test Leader
4 15 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 9 (9.00%) Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Tester
7 5 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.00%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.00%) QA Manager
9 3 (3.00%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Business Test Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.00%) QA Leader
10 2 (2.00%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) Web Services
2 5 (5.00%) .NET
3 4 (4.00%) XML
4 3 (3.00%) RESTful
4 3 (3.00%) REST
4 3 (3.00%) HTML
5 1 (1.00%) Mustache
5 1 (1.00%) Sass
5 1 (1.00%) HTML5
5 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.00%) SOAP
5 1 (1.00%) XSLT
5 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (6.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.00%) EMV
4 5 (5.00%) APACS
4 5 (5.00%) Tandem
5 4 (4.00%) Derivative
6 3 (3.00%) Statistics
6 3 (3.00%) Economics
6 3 (3.00%) Credit Risk
6 3 (3.00%) Market Risk
6 3 (3.00%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.00%) Equities
7 2 (2.00%) PACS
8 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.00%) NHS
8 1 (1.00%) Online Games
8 1 (1.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) Linux
3 5 (5.00%) UNIX
4 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.00%) Android
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.00%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (27.00%) Test Scripting
3 24 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 23 (23.00%) Test Management
5 15 (15.00%) Project Management
5 15 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 11 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.00%) Scrum
9 9 (9.00%) Integration Testing
10 8 (8.00%) TDD
10 8 (8.00%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.00%) Software Testing
11 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
11 7 (7.00%) ETL
11 7 (7.00%) System Testing
12 6 (6.00%) Risk Management
13 5 (5.00%) Business Analysis
13 5 (5.00%) Validation
13 5 (5.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.00%) SQL
2 13 (13.00%) Java
3 6 (6.00%) C#
4 3 (3.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.00%) C
4 3 (3.00%) Ruby
4 3 (3.00%) Scala
5 2 (2.00%) Python
5 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.00%) VB
6 1 (1.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (26.00%) ISEB
2 22 (22.00%) ISTQB
3 20 (20.00%) Degree
4 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.00%) EMIR
3 2 (2.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.00%) Basel III
4 1 (1.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) HDFS
3 1 (1.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.00%) OpenView
2 1 (1.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (9.00%) Oracle
2 7 (7.00%) HP
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.00%) IBM
4 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.00%) Teradata
5 1 (1.00%) Brady
5 1 (1.00%) Adobe
5 1 (1.00%) Murex
5 1 (1.00%) Calypso
5 1 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.00%) Apple
5 1 (1.00%) SAP
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