The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 33 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.11% 5.53% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 6.20% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 1
Median daily rate £183 £316 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.29% +48.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
282 387 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 84.94% 89.17% 73.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 292 152
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £427 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £47.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Cardiff region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Load Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (40.00%) NHS
6 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Information Governance
7 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (20.00%) Grunt
7 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
7 2 (20.00%) User Experience
7 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) gulp
7 2 (20.00%) Mobile First
7 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) REST

Software Testing
Top Related 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Grunt
1 2 (20.00%) gulp
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) NHS Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Ajax
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) Sass
1 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) NHS
2 3 (30.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 2 (20.00%) W3C
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Information Governance
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile First
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center