The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Wales 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank - 38 52
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 1.15% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.79% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £238 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
543 280 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 73.28% 64.67% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 166 163
Average daily rate £388 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Test Strategy
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Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
South Wales - - - - 5
West Wales - - - - 1
Test Strategy
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Test Strategy
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) AS400
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP