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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 136 150 151
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 48 50 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.93% 0.86% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.11% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 32
Average daily rate
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£477 £418 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.99% -7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £266 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £546 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.41% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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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
4056 4502 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.97% 77.61% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3197 3336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.33 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 36 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.84%) Banking
2 33 (30.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 33 (30.84%) Finance
3 27 (25.23%) Test Management
4 26 (24.30%) QA
5 22 (20.56%) Java
6 21 (19.63%) Investment Banking
7 20 (18.69%) SQL
8 18 (16.82%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (14.95%) ISEB
10 15 (14.02%) Test Automation
10 15 (14.02%) ISTQB
11 14 (13.08%) Scrum
12 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
12 13 (12.15%) Oracle
12 13 (12.15%) Integration Testing
13 12 (11.21%) Test Scripting
13 12 (11.21%) JIRA
13 12 (11.21%) Selenium
14 11 (10.28%) Regression Testing
14 11 (10.28%) Risk Management
14 11 (10.28%) MS Office
14 11 (10.28%) Degree
14 11 (10.28%) MS PowerPoint
14 11 (10.28%) Automated Testing
14 11 (10.28%) Waterfall
15 10 (9.35%) TDD
15 10 (9.35%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (5.61%) WebLogic
2 5 (4.67%) SAS
3 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.87%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.28%) MS Office
2 11 (10.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (8.41%) MS Visio
4 7 (6.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (2.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (1.87%) Summit
3 1 (0.93%) Agresso
3 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.93%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.93%) Aligne
3 1 (0.93%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) ATM
2 1 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.87%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) Triplestore
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.93%) DB2
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) JIRA
1 12 (11.21%) Selenium
2 8 (7.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (6.54%) WebDriver
4 6 (5.61%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.67%) JMeter
6 4 (3.74%) JUnit
6 4 (3.74%) TestNG
6 4 (3.74%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.80%) Appium
7 3 (2.80%) Gradle
7 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.80%) Mockito
7 3 (2.80%) Maven
8 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.87%) Hudson
8 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.87%) JBehave
8 2 (1.87%) CA Gen
General
1 33 (30.84%) Finance
1 33 (30.84%) Banking
2 21 (19.63%) Investment Banking
3 7 (6.54%) Retail
4 6 (5.61%) Front Office
5 4 (3.74%) Back Office
6 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.87%) Legal
8 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (37.38%) Test Manager
2 25 (23.36%) Analyst
3 13 (12.15%) Business Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) Test Analyst
5 11 (10.28%) Test Leader
6 9 (8.41%) Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Tester
8 6 (5.61%) Programme Manager
8 6 (5.61%) Consultant
8 6 (5.61%) Test Consultant
9 5 (4.67%) SAS Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Programme Test Manager
9 5 (4.67%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.74%) Business Manager
10 4 (3.74%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.80%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) Web Services
1 7 (6.54%) XML
2 5 (4.67%) Middleware
3 4 (3.74%) .NET
3 4 (3.74%) JSON
3 4 (3.74%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.80%) Spring
4 3 (2.80%) J2EE
5 2 (1.87%) HTML
5 2 (1.87%) SOAP
5 2 (1.87%) RESTful
6 1 (0.93%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) REST
6 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.93%) CSS
6 1 (0.93%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Derivative
5 2 (1.87%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.87%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.87%) PMI
5 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.93%) Open Source
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) UNIX
2 6 (5.61%) Windows
3 3 (2.80%) Android
3 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.87%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.93%) SUSE
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) AIX
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (30.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (25.23%) Test Management
4 15 (14.02%) Test Automation
5 14 (13.08%) Scrum
6 13 (12.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (12.15%) Integration Testing
7 12 (11.21%) Test Scripting
8 11 (10.28%) Waterfall
8 11 (10.28%) Automated Testing
8 11 (10.28%) Regression Testing
8 11 (10.28%) Risk Management
9 10 (9.35%) Migration
9 10 (9.35%) TDD
9 10 (9.35%) Test Planning
10 9 (8.41%) Business Analysis
10 9 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (7.48%) Data Modelling
11 8 (7.48%) Project Management
11 8 (7.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) Java
2 20 (18.69%) SQL
3 7 (6.54%) Scala
4 5 (4.67%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.80%) VBA
5 3 (2.80%) Perl
6 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.87%) C#
6 2 (1.87%) Ruby
6 2 (1.87%) Lua
6 2 (1.87%) Groovy
7 1 (0.93%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.93%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VBScript
7 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) ISEB
2 15 (14.02%) ISTQB
3 11 (10.28%) Degree
4 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.61%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.87%) VCP4
6 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (24.30%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) FATCA
2 2 (1.87%) EMIR
2 2 (1.87%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.93%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.80%) Puppet
2 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.80%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) nmon
Vendors
1 13 (12.15%) Oracle
2 9 (8.41%) HP
3 5 (4.67%) IBM
4 4 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.80%) webMethods
5 3 (2.80%) Pega
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.80%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.80%) SAP
5 3 (2.80%) Cognos
5 3 (2.80%) SunGard
5 3 (2.80%) BEA
6 2 (1.87%) Apple
6 2 (1.87%) Sun
6 2 (1.87%) Murex
6 2 (1.87%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.87%) Remedy
6 2 (1.87%) Fundtech
6 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.93%) ATG
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