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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 62 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.29% 0.81% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.13% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
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£338 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £253 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £273 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -10.84%
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
497 355 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.55% 72.01% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 200 196
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.34 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +53.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 January 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 -13 2 £338 +28.57%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) QA
3 14 (56.00%) ISEB
4 12 (48.00%) Scrum
4 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (44.00%) HP
6 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (32.00%) Test Management
7 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (28.00%) Selenium
8 7 (28.00%) Maven
8 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
9 6 (24.00%) SoapUI
9 6 (24.00%) REST
9 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
9 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (24.00%) Degree
9 6 (24.00%) JSON
9 6 (24.00%) Service Management
9 6 (24.00%) SOAP
9 6 (24.00%) XML
9 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
9 6 (24.00%) Coaching
10 5 (20.00%) User Stories
10 5 (20.00%) ISO 9000

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) WAN
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) ADSL
3 3 (12.00%) Internet
3 3 (12.00%) LLU
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Selenium
1 7 (28.00%) Maven
1 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (24.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
1 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Quality Manager
3 3 (12.00%) QA Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Integration Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) REST
1 6 (24.00%) JSON
1 6 (24.00%) SOAP
1 6 (24.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.00%) PMI
3 5 (20.00%) Open Source
4 4 (16.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Scrum
2 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (32.00%) Test Management
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (24.00%) Service Management
5 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (24.00%) Coaching
6 5 (20.00%) User Stories
6 5 (20.00%) Validation
6 5 (20.00%) Data Management
6 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (20.00%) Software Deployment
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Workflow
7 4 (16.00%) Project Management
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) ISEB
2 10 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 5 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) QA
2 5 (20.00%) ISO 9000
2 5 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft