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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 41 36
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.54% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.70% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £326 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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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
343 284 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.14% 76.76% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 218 154
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) OpenText
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) OpenText