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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 74 60
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.44% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.55% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 10
Median daily rate - £363 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
Test Strategy
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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
676 548 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 84.08% 80.00% 81.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 421 377
Median daily rate £433 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.36% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £11.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £52.03 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA