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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 32 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.72% 5.06% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 5.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 0
Median daily rate £425 £310 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

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
220 337 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.85% 85.32% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 268 177
Median daily rate £388 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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
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 18 January 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) Sass
4 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (28.57%) Grunt
4 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) gulp
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile First
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) CSS

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 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Grunt
3 2 (28.57%) gulp
3 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 2 (28.57%) WinRunner
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Web Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Test Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) Sass
1 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
1 2 (28.57%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile First
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago