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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 52 42 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.96% 0.64% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.89% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £381 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £305 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £345 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
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
362 224 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 87.02% 71.57% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 170 132
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 8 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Validation
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
2 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
2 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) BMC
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) WSUS
4 2 (28.57%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) CMDB
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) HP UFT
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Strategy Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Deployment Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
3 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Release Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (14.29%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CMDB
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) BMC
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) PlateSpin
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
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