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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 144 128 145
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 35 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 1.01% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.20% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 42
Median daily rate £450 £388 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% -16.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £298 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
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
2786 2911 4624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.06% 84.13% 80.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2334 3614
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £308 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 52
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.70 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 10 (33.33%) QA
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (16.67%) TestDirector
4 5 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Fixed Income
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Derivative
5 4 (13.33%) Banking
5 4 (13.33%) Front Office
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (10.00%) CRM
6 3 (10.00%) ETL
6 3 (10.00%) SAS
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Murex
6 3 (10.00%) MiFID
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.00%) SDLC
6 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (6.67%) ETL Development

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 3 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (6.67%) Loan IQ
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.67%) Pentaho
2 2 (6.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Essbase
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.33%) DbUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Front Office
3 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Programme Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Programme Test Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Test Programme Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Programme Director
4 3 (10.00%) SAS Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Head of Test
5 2 (6.67%) Head of Testing
5 2 (6.67%) QA Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) FpML
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (16.67%) Fixed Income
3 4 (13.33%) Derivative
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Process Improvement
4 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.00%) CRM
5 3 (10.00%) ETL
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.00%) SDLC
5 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (6.67%) ERP
6 2 (6.67%) ETL Development
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (10.00%) MiFID
3 2 (6.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (6.67%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) Murex
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.33%) Avature
3 1 (3.33%) Informatica
3 1 (3.33%) Kenexa
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