Period
to 24 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 24 January 2018 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 65 95
Rank change year-on-year +4 +30 -31
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.12% 1.96% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.31% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 7
South Wales median daily rate £405 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.80% +2.31% -
10th Percentile £327 £176 £230
90th Percentile £505 £412 £396
Wales median daily rate £405 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +20.90% +3.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 865 951 986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.33% 84.68% 83.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 692 760
South Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £190 £185 £235
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 34
South Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £18.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.28% +14.84% +10.34%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.85 £10.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £61.13 £51.83
Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year +97.22% +19.01% -0.82%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in South Wales

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in South Wales

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in South Wales over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in South Wales

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in South Wales

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -6 15 £350 +3.70% 5
Newport - 3 £450 - 3
Test Strategy
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Defect Management
2 10 (45.45%) Scrum
2 10 (45.45%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) JMeter
3 9 (40.91%) BDD
4 8 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (31.82%) C#
5 7 (31.82%) Banking
5 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (27.27%) Migration
7 5 (22.73%) Law
7 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
7 5 (22.73%) Investment Banking
7 5 (22.73%) QA
7 5 (22.73%) Wealth Management
7 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
7 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) Release Management
8 4 (18.18%) ATDD
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (13.64%) C++
9 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 3 (13.64%) JUnit
9 3 (13.64%) ITIL

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (13.64%) JCAPS
1 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) JMeter
2 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.64%) Capybara
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) JUnit
3 3 (13.64%) Mockito
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (31.82%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Investment Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Law
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Manager
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
1 3 (13.64%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (13.64%) Spring
1 3 (13.64%) Spring Boot
1 3 (13.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) XSLT
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (45.45%) Defect Management
2 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Scrum
3 9 (40.91%) BDD
4 8 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (27.27%) Migration
7 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
7 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Wealth Management
8 4 (18.18%) ATDD
8 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Release Management
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
9 3 (13.64%) ITIL
9 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
9 3 (13.64%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 3 (13.64%) HL7
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Fiorano
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) InterSystems
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) SAP