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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK / Wales
Rank 58 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.94% 0.52% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.61% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £184 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.93% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £400 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +100.00%

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
515 492 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 81.10% 84.97% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 368 316
Median daily rate £400 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 18
Median hourly rate £28.75 £47.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% +110.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £13.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +10 5 £183 -54.37%
West Wales - 1 £500 - 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) NHS
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) Fintech
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) RUP
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) JMeter
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Lead
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Fintech
2 1 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) RUP
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £450 per day
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