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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 66 75 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.65% 0.37% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.48% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£375 £277 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.37% +16.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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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
624 625 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.62% 77.45% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 404 182
Average daily rate £361 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.45 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Wales +12 3 £375 +19.42%
South Wales +4 1 - - 1
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Linux
4 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
4 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
5 5 (45.45%) MS Project
5 5 (45.45%) RUP
5 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
5 5 (45.45%) UNIX
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) ISEB
6 4 (36.36%) NHS
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Degree
7 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 3 (27.27%) Migration
7 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
7 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (27.27%) Java
7 3 (27.27%) Open Source
8 2 (18.18%) Confluence
8 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (18.18%) DevOps

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (18.18%) Confluence
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) QlikView
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
1 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) VXML
1 2 (18.18%) jQuery
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) NHS
2 3 (27.27%) Open Source
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) IVR
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Java Card
4 1 (9.09%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
3 5 (45.45%) RUP
3 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) C
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) HP