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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 46 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.38% 0.93% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £338 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
Test Strategy
Wales

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
414 523 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.34% 81.21% 77.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 393 316
Median daily rate £400 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £9.60 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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
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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 7 £338 -12.33% 1
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) ISEB
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
1 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
1 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
2 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (50.00%) SDLC
5 7 (43.75%) JMeter
6 6 (37.50%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 2 (12.50%) Validation
8 2 (12.50%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
8 2 (12.50%) SAP
8 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
9 1 (6.25%) QA Automation
9 1 (6.25%) Coaching
9 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
9 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Test Management
9 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) TestNG
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) SDLC
3 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) ITSM
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
1 11 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft