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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 63 67 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.03% 0.38% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.49% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
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£385 £277 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.98% -6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £247 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £307 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
682 607 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.85% 77.03% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 404 234
Average daily rate £365 £390 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +23.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 15
Average hourly rate £15.75 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £13.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales 0 6 £385 +60.41%
West Wales 0 2 £325 +3.50%
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Migration
2 9 (52.94%) NHS
2 9 (52.94%) Data Migration
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) Project Management
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
5 6 (35.29%) ETL
5 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
5 6 (35.29%) HL7
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (35.29%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (29.41%) DICOM
6 5 (29.41%) MS Project
6 5 (29.41%) RUP
6 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (29.41%) UNIX
6 5 (29.41%) EDI
6 5 (29.41%) IBM
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Citrix
6 5 (29.41%) EDIFACT
6 5 (29.41%) Fiorano
6 5 (29.41%) PACS
7 4 (23.53%) Software Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) QlikView
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
1 6 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Clinical Data Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Data Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Clinical Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) EDI
1 5 (29.41%) EDIFACT
2 3 (17.65%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) VXML
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) NHS
2 5 (29.41%) PACS
3 4 (23.53%) Data Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) IVR
5 2 (11.76%) User Experience
6 1 (5.88%) AS400
6 1 (5.88%) Informatics
6 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.88%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Migration
2 9 (52.94%) Data Migration
3 7 (41.18%) Project Management
3 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
4 6 (35.29%) ETL
4 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
4 6 (35.29%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 5 (29.41%) RUP
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 3 (17.65%) Open Source
7 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 2 (11.76%) TDD
8 2 (11.76%) SOA
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) C
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) HL7
2 5 (29.41%) DICOM
3 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) IBM
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
1 5 (29.41%) Citrix
1 5 (29.41%) Fiorano
2 2 (11.76%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) HP