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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 40 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.40% 1.43% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £31.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+19.52% +7.69%
Software Testing
South Wales

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
288 194 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.80% 69.29% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 135 101
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.67 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.56% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £16.04 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £19.17 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (58.33%) Analytics
3 6 (50.00%) AS400
3 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) ISEB
3 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Workflow
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (41.67%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (16.67%) Intranet
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) TestNG
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) Ant
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) XSL
2 2 (16.67%) XSLT
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) CAML
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) AS400
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Statistics
3 1 (8.33%) iSeries
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Analytics
2 6 (50.00%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Workflow
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (8.33%) TDD
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
7 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) IBM