Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 36 67
Rank change year-on-year -12 +31 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.48% 3.11% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 3.74% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 11
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% - +45.00%
10th Percentile £305 £318 £263
90th Percentile £390 £425 £400
South Wales median daily rate £350 £363 £359
% change year-on-year -3.45% +1.05% +10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £15.75
South Wales median hourly rate - - £15.75

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 525 455 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 86.49% 83.18% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 368 591
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £187 £220
90th Percentile £500 £525 £463
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -4.20% +21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £35.45 £37.13 £21.05
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £15.88
% change year-on-year +1.33% +18.11% +9.48%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) Release Management
3 4 (44.44%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
3 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
3 4 (44.44%) HL7
3 4 (44.44%) JCAPS
3 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) Fiorano
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) InterSystems
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) NHS
4 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (44.44%) JCAPS
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Release Management
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Fiorano
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) InterSystems
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) SAP