The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 15 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 1.45% - 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% - 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.96% +0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
Test Strategy
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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 Newport region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
61 92 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 88.41% 86.79% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 26
Average daily rate £408 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% -
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 Newport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Newport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Newport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Newport region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Newport

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) ISEB
2 10 (90.91%) ISTQB
2 10 (90.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (63.64%) QA
4 6 (54.55%) Degree
4 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (54.55%) Coaching
4 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Validation
5 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) Data Management
5 5 (45.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (45.45%) PMI
5 5 (45.45%) PMI Certification
5 5 (45.45%) ISO 9000
5 5 (45.45%) ISO 9001
5 5 (45.45%) Software Deployment
5 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
5 5 (45.45%) Test Management
5 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
8 1 (9.09%) QlikView
8 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) QlikView
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Quality Manager
2 3 (27.27%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 5 (45.45%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Coaching
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Validation
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Data Management
3 5 (45.45%) Software Deployment
3 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
3 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) ISEB
1 10 (90.91%) ISTQB
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (45.45%) PMI Certification
3 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
2 5 (45.45%) ISO 9000
2 5 (45.45%) ISO 9001