The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank - - 45
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - - 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £244
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -
QA Tester
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
307 415 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.94% 96.96% 97.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 337 245
Median daily rate £388 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 17
Median hourly rate £13.88 £16.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.28% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £22.65 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Tester across the Cardiff region.

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff