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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 40 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.15% 1.23% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.82% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£263 £263 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £253 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £273 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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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
255 165 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.22% 67.90% 74.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 105 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +54.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (57.14%) AS400
1 4 (57.14%) Workflow
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) ADSL
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) LLU
3 2 (28.57%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) ADSL
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) LLU
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft