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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 28 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 11 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.81% - 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £354
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -22.67%
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
221 267 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.47% 79.23% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 219 252
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Median hourly rate £19.63 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.68% +12.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 24 June 2016.

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 24 June 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 9 (52.94%) ISEB
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 8 (47.06%) SDLC
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Service Management
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
6 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (23.53%) Validation
6 4 (23.53%) SAP
6 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
6 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
6 4 (23.53%) JMeter
7 3 (17.65%) ITSM
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) QA

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
2 4 (23.53%) JMeter
2 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Data Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Release Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Migration Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) CMDB
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) SDLC
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
3 6 (35.29%) Service Management
4 5 (29.41%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) ITSM
6 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
7 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.76%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) BMC
2 2 (11.76%) CA
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) PlateSpin
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
2 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft