Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 60 56
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.41% 2.28% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 2.65% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 6
Cardiff median daily rate £419 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.67% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £331 £301 £313
90th Percentile £512 £475 £519
South Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £450
% change year-on-year +8.28% -12.78% +35.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 385 754 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 79.06% 85.78% 87.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 538 445
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £420 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +9.80% -1.29%
10th Percentile £251 £292 £190
90th Percentile £580 £625 £490
South Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 18
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.50 £30.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.27% +74.59% -14.63%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.96 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.85 £44.35 £21.46
South Wales median hourly rate £19.18 £22.01 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.85% +10.04% -4.76%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Strategy in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Test
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA