The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 44 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.27% 1.60% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 2.21% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£240 £273 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.92% +4.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 181 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.69% 72.40% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 121 92
Average daily rate £375 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 8 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing