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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 34 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.41% 1.36% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.79% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.41% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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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
207 223 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 72.89% 75.59% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 164 78
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £97.50 £11.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.35% +754.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £19.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015, 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 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) AS400
2 5 (45.45%) Workflow
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) RUP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2 (18.18%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) LLU
2 2 (18.18%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) AS400
2 2 (18.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Workflow
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) RUP
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft