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 24 June 2016 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 31 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.77% 0.89% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 1.12% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £350 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
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
221 267 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.47% 79.23% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 219 252
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Median hourly rate £19.63 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.68% +12.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 2016, 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 15 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (65.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (65.00%) Project Management
3 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (50.00%) HL7
4 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) MS Project
4 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 10 (50.00%) MS Visio
4 10 (50.00%) Test Management
5 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
6 8 (40.00%) Selenium
6 8 (40.00%) ISEB
6 8 (40.00%) HTML
6 8 (40.00%) XML
7 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (30.00%) NHS
8 6 (30.00%) SQL
8 6 (30.00%) SDLC
9 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 4 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
11 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (15.00%) WinRunner
11 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
11 3 (15.00%) HP

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 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 10 (50.00%) MS Project
1 10 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (15.00%) JMeter
3 3 (15.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Analyst
1 19 (95.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) HTML
1 8 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XForms
3 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) NHS
2 3 (15.00%) AS400
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Project Management
2 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Test Management
4 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (30.00%) SDLC
7 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Workflow
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Scrum
10 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 1 (5.00%) BDD
10 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
10 1 (5.00%) System Testing
10 1 (5.00%) TDD
10 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (65.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (40.00%) ISEB
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) HL7
2 4 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft