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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 56 40
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.70% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.87% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Median daily rate - £363 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
Test Strategy
South Wales

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
256 343 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.50% 79.77% 79.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 288 213
Median daily rate £403 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff 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 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
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 4 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 4 (66.67%) JMeter
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) JUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (16.67%) TestNG
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) TestNG
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA