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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 44 46 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.57% 0.25% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.31% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£385 £240 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.41% -11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £240 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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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
300 319 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.33% 81.17% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 239 120
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £13.50 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 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 7 (70.00%) NHS
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) ETL
2 6 (60.00%) HL7
2 6 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 5 (50.00%) DICOM
3 5 (50.00%) EDIFACT
3 5 (50.00%) Fiorano
3 5 (50.00%) PACS
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) EDI
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) MS Project
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Linux

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (20.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Clinical Data Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Data Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Clinical Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) NHS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) EDI
1 5 (50.00%) EDIFACT
2 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) NHS
2 5 (50.00%) PACS
3 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Informatics
4 1 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ETL
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
1 6 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) RUP
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) HL7
2 5 (50.00%) DICOM
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) Fiorano
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) HP