The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Wales / South Wales
Rank 45 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.69% 0.83% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 0.94% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Median daily rate £300 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +29.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
438 534 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 82.18% 89.00% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 386 239
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +208.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Wales region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +27 9 £300 -22.58%
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (55.56%) NHS
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
3 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (22.22%) Information Governance
6 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Informatics
7 1 (11.11%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Selenium
7 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) RUP
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Tester
4 1 (11.11%) NHS Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Lead
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) NHS
2 2 (22.22%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (11.11%) Fintech
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 5 (55.56%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 2 (22.22%) Information Governance
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Informatics
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) QA