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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 38 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.58% 1.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -31.87%
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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
291 204 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.58% 70.59% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 140 111
Average daily rate £350 £340 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.67 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.22% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.04 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £19.17 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LLU
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) ADSL
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Management
1 4 (57.14%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) 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 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft