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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 128 150 168
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 31 43 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 0.79% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.99% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 34
Median daily rate £475 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £405 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
Test Strategy
London

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
2813 4346 4875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.06% 80.26% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 3412 3659
Median daily rate £475 £471 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) QA
2 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Test Management
4 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
4 10 (21.28%) Java
4 10 (21.28%) SQL
4 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
5 9 (19.15%) DV Cleared
5 9 (19.15%) Defect Management
5 9 (19.15%) Finance
5 9 (19.15%) Selenium
6 8 (17.02%) JIRA
6 8 (17.02%) Banking
7 7 (14.89%) Scrum
7 7 (14.89%) ISEB
7 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.77%) System Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
8 6 (12.77%) HP
8 6 (12.77%) Release Management
9 5 (10.64%) Unix
9 5 (10.64%) Validation
9 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
9 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Test Planning

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
1 2 (4.26%) MS Project
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) Pentaho
2 2 (4.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) OLAP
3 1 (2.13%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
3 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.26%) Appium
6 2 (4.26%) Artifactory
6 2 (4.26%) Gatling
6 2 (4.26%) JMeter
6 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.26%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.26%) Subversion
6 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.13%) JUnit
7 1 (2.13%) Mocha
7 1 (2.13%) Protractor
7 1 (2.13%) Robotium
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Private Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Test Manager
2 7 (14.89%) Test Leader
3 6 (12.77%) Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) QA Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Test Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Programme Test Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (6.38%) UAT Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Process Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) SOAP
1 4 (8.51%) XML
2 3 (6.38%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (2.13%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.13%) Chai
4 1 (2.13%) CSS3
4 1 (2.13%) HTML5
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
4 1 (2.13%) Velocity
4 1 (2.13%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.13%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.13%) EPoS
4 1 (2.13%) Equities
4 1 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Unix
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Test Management
4 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
5 9 (19.15%) Defect Management
6 7 (14.89%) Scrum
7 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Release Management
7 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.77%) System Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
8 5 (10.64%) Validation
8 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Java
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) VBScript
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) ISEB
4 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) Degree
6 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) MiFID
3 2 (4.26%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (4.26%) EMIR
3 2 (4.26%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) SOASTA, Inc
2 2 (4.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) Calypso
3 1 (2.13%) Compaq
3 1 (2.13%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Informatica
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Murex
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Terracotta
3 1 (2.13%) webMethods
City of London
Capita plc
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Rate: £266.99 per day + None
Posted: 6 days ago