Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 86 98
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 14 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.19% 1.35% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.62% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Wales median daily rate £350 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% - +17.89%
10th Percentile £235 £318 £269
90th Percentile £416 £425 £397
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +18.67% +4.17%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 985 1176 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.55% 83.76% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 829 967
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 52 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
South Wales +3 11 £350 -3.45% 3
North Wales - 3 £410 -
Test Strategy
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
1 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
1 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (35.71%) Release Management
4 4 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (28.57%) QA
4 4 (28.57%) HL7
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 4 (28.57%) Fiorano
4 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 4 (28.57%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) JCAPS
4 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (28.57%) JCAPS
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) XSLT
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
1 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Release Management
4 4 (28.57%) Coaching
4 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) DSDM
5 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C++
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) HL7
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Fiorano
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) InterSystems
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) SAP