Period
to 23 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Strategy
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 51 68
Rank change year-on-year +30 +17 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 9 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.66% 1.49% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.80% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 13
Median daily rate £425 £279 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.47% -14.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £413 £233 £297
90th Percentile £438 £356 £387
South Wales median daily rate £425 £279 £325
% change year-on-year +52.47% -14.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £35.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.00% -
South Wales median hourly rate - £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +43.00% -

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 106 501 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 69.74% 82.81% 89.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 350 571
Median daily rate £420 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +8.84%
10th Percentile £163 £263 £285
90th Percentile £625 £613 £550
South Wales median daily rate £445 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.75 £11.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +127.08% -24.87%
10th Percentile £14.49 £12.16 £10.75
90th Percentile £38.50 £44.63 £18.00
Median hourly rate £21.80 £21.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% +61.54% -43.65%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Cardiff.

Daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Cardiff.

Hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall