The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 28 June 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 45 68
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.16% 2.35% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 3.00% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £299 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.15% +25.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 434 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.74% 78.34% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1164 1721
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 42 57
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.31 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.88 £73.75 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Wales

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Wales

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Wales

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -12 1 £350 +17.15% 1
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (64.71%) ISTQB
2 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
4 7 (41.18%) NHS
4 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 7 (41.18%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 6 (35.29%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) Project Management
6 5 (29.41%) Load Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
8 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (17.65%) SOAP
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) QA
9 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
9 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
9 2 (11.76%) Finance
9 2 (11.76%) Validation

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) JCAPS
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.88%) MSI
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
1 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Packager
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Lead
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (5.88%) OCX
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (5.88%) Fintech
3 1 (5.88%) iSeries
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
3 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
3 7 (41.18%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Load Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
8 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
8 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
8 2 (11.76%) Service Management
8 2 (11.76%) Validation
9 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.88%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) AppSense
2 1 (5.88%) Fiorano
2 1 (5.88%) InterSystems
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago