The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 61 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.61% 0.91% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.12% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Median daily rate £375 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
Test Strategy
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
549 713 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 83.06% 81.30% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 521 425
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 10
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -26.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £14.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.50 £40.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 Wales

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
South Wales +14 4 £375 -2.59% 2
Test Strategy
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (66.67%) Selenium
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (53.33%) SDLC
5 7 (46.67%) JMeter
6 6 (40.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (13.33%) Validation
8 2 (13.33%) QA
8 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
8 2 (13.33%) SAP
8 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
9 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
9 1 (6.67%) Coaching
9 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
9 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Test Management
9 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (6.67%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) TestNG
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
1 10 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) SDLC
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
1 11 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft