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 3 months to 29 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 132 125
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 27 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.78% 0.80% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.91% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 47
Median daily rate £475 £410 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £625 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £405 £380
% change year-on-year -4.32% +6.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.44 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -28.04% +60.38%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2628 2969 4223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.55% 87.71% 82.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 2378 3263
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 £344 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 34
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Finance
3 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) QA
4 10 (21.74%) Selenium
5 9 (19.57%) Banking
6 7 (15.22%) TDD
6 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
6 7 (15.22%) SDLC
7 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
7 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Kanban
7 6 (13.04%) BDD
7 6 (13.04%) Oracle
7 6 (13.04%) ETL
8 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (10.87%) XML
8 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.87%) Scrum
8 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Data Validation
9 4 (8.70%) Node.js
9 4 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (8.70%) ATDD
9 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.70%) Validation
9 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis

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 2 (4.35%) Confluence
1 2 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.17%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (2.17%) Loan IQ
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (2.17%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) NAS
1 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Big Data
3 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (2.17%) Essbase
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.35%) TestRail
4 1 (2.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) DbUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Grunt
4 1 (2.17%) Hudson
4 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.17%) Maven
4 1 (2.17%) Mocha
4 1 (2.17%) Spock
4 1 (2.17%) TestLink
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Programme Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.70%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (6.52%) XML Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) ETL Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) MiFID Business Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) XML
2 4 (8.70%) Node.js
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) FpML
3 3 (6.52%) JSON
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Avro
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) Kafka
4 2 (4.35%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (2.17%) Ajax
5 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.17%) Chai
5 1 (2.17%) CSS3
5 1 (2.17%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.17%) Handlebars
5 1 (2.17%) Marionette.js
5 1 (2.17%) React
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Derivative
2 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (6.52%) Reference Data
3 2 (4.35%) Equities
3 2 (4.35%) Fintech
3 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.35%) Grid Computing
3 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
2 7 (15.22%) SDLC
2 7 (15.22%) TDD
3 6 (13.04%) BDD
3 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
3 6 (13.04%) ETL
3 6 (13.04%) Kanban
3 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
4 5 (10.87%) Scrum
4 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.70%) ATDD
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.70%) Data Validation
5 4 (8.70%) ERP
5 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (2.17%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) Groovy
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) CFA
2 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PMP
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
2 3 (6.52%) MiFID
3 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.17%) EMIR
3 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Avature
4 1 (2.17%) Fidessa
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Kenexa
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp
4 1 (2.17%) WorldPay
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago