The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 48 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.40% - 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% - 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
Average daily rate
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£385 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 - £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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 Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 284 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.14% 76.76% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 218 154
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cardiff region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cardiff region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 6 (100.00%) ETL
1 6 (100.00%) Migration
1 6 (100.00%) HL7
1 6 (100.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (83.33%) DICOM
2 5 (83.33%) Fiorano
2 5 (83.33%) PACS
2 5 (83.33%) EDI
2 5 (83.33%) EDIFACT
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) NHS
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
3 4 (66.67%) Data Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (16.67%) Informatics
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) XML Messaging
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Clinical Data Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Data Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Project Manager
2 3 (50.00%) Clinical Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) EDI
1 5 (83.33%) EDIFACT
2 1 (16.67%) XML Messaging
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) NHS
1 5 (83.33%) PACS
2 4 (66.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Migration
1 6 (100.00%) ETL
1 6 (100.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) HL7
2 5 (83.33%) DICOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Fiorano