Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Strategy
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 194 172
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 70 52 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 0.77% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.88% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 26 92
City of London median daily rate £426 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.32% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £280 £361 £313
90th Percentile £588 £725 £599
Central London median daily rate £443 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -6.74% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6297 5887 7808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.45% 87.51% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5003 4710 6215
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £285
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 55 76
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £13.34 £12.15 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.90 £53.05 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.58% -5.00% +11.14%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in the City of London

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Strategy in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in the City of London

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in the City of London

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 39 (55.71%) Test Automation
2 36 (51.43%) Finance
3 35 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (31.43%) QA
5 21 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (30.00%) Scrum
6 20 (28.57%) Java
6 20 (28.57%) Selenium
7 18 (25.71%) WebDriver
8 16 (22.86%) Banking
9 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 15 (21.43%) JIRA
10 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 13 (18.57%) Degree
12 12 (17.14%) BDD
13 11 (15.71%) Performance Testing
13 11 (15.71%) Regression Testing
14 10 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
15 9 (12.86%) HP
15 9 (12.86%) Risk Management
15 9 (12.86%) MiFID
15 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (12.86%) System Integration Testing
16 8 (11.43%) Defect Management
16 8 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
16 8 (11.43%) Kanban
16 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (11.43%) ISTQB
16 8 (11.43%) Software Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 6 (8.57%) Confluence
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.43%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Office 365
3 1 (1.43%) GitHub
3 1 (1.43%) IaaS
3 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) Big Data
2 2 (2.86%) DTS
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) DB2
3 1 (1.43%) HBase
3 1 (1.43%) Impala
3 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Selenium
2 18 (25.71%) WebDriver
3 15 (21.43%) JIRA
4 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.57%) Appium
6 5 (7.14%) LoadRunner
6 5 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.71%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.29%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (2.86%) Ant
9 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.86%) Gradle
9 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.86%) Maven
9 2 (2.86%) NUnit
9 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.43%) JBehave
10 1 (1.43%) JUnit
10 1 (1.43%) MSI
General
1 36 (51.43%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Front Office
3 6 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Back Office
5 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.43%) French Language
6 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.43%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) Analyst
2 17 (24.29%) Test Analyst
3 15 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
4 11 (15.71%) Developer
5 10 (14.29%) Business Analyst
6 9 (12.86%) Test Manager
7 8 (11.43%) Developer in Test
8 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
8 6 (8.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (4.29%) Business Manager
11 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
11 3 (4.29%) Junior
11 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
12 2 (2.86%) Business Project Manager
12 2 (2.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.29%) .NET
2 3 (4.29%) JSON
3 2 (2.86%) Kafka
3 2 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) HTML
4 1 (1.43%) HTML5
4 1 (1.43%) Middleware
4 1 (1.43%) Node.js
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.00%) Equities
3 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.71%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (5.71%) PDA
5 3 (4.29%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.43%) Derivative
7 1 (1.43%) EPoS
7 1 (1.43%) Fintech
7 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.43%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.43%) PMI
7 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Android
1 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (55.71%) Test Automation
2 35 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.00%) Scrum
3 21 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 12 (17.14%) BDD
6 11 (15.71%) Performance Testing
6 11 (15.71%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.86%) E-Commerce
8 9 (12.86%) Risk Management
8 9 (12.86%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (11.43%) Defect Management
9 8 (11.43%) Kanban
9 8 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (11.43%) Software Testing
10 7 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 7 (10.00%) Mathematics
10 7 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) Java
2 7 (10.00%) Python
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.57%) Ruby
4 5 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) C++
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
6 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) ISEB
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (31.43%) QA
2 9 (12.86%) MiFID
3 1 (1.43%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.43%) EMIR
3 1 (1.43%) IFRS
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Kibana
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) HP
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) Murex
3 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.86%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.43%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.43%) Cognos
4 1 (1.43%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.43%) Google
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.43%) New Relic
4 1 (1.43%) Perforce
4 1 (1.43%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Serena
4 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.43%) Splunk
4 1 (1.43%) Workday