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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 31 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.01% - 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.91% - 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 1
Average daily rate £316 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
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
362 224 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 87.02% 71.57% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 170 132
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 28 (63.64%) Scrum
2 27 (61.36%) XML
3 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (52.27%) HTML
5 19 (43.18%) TDD
5 19 (43.18%) ISTQB
6 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
7 16 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 16 (36.36%) Project Management
7 16 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
7 16 (36.36%) Data Modelling
7 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (34.09%) Ajax
8 15 (34.09%) jQuery
8 15 (34.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (34.09%) OO
8 15 (34.09%) XSLT
8 15 (34.09%) CSS
8 15 (34.09%) SOAP
8 15 (34.09%) Web Services
8 15 (34.09%) UML
8 15 (34.09%) C#
8 15 (34.09%) IIS
8 15 (34.09%) .NET
8 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET
8 15 (34.09%) XForms
8 15 (34.09%) MVC
9 14 (31.82%) XPath

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 15 (34.09%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) Mule
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 10 (22.73%) MS Project
2 10 (22.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.09%) Subversion
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.27%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Test Analyst
3 13 (29.55%) .NET Developer
4 10 (22.73%) Lead Test Analyst
5 9 (20.45%) Tester
6 6 (13.64%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Android Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Automated Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Lead Tester
9 1 (2.27%) .NET Applications Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) XML
2 23 (52.27%) HTML
3 15 (34.09%) .NET
3 15 (34.09%) Ajax
3 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET
3 15 (34.09%) CSS
3 15 (34.09%) jQuery
3 15 (34.09%) SOAP
3 15 (34.09%) Web Services
3 15 (34.09%) XForms
3 15 (34.09%) XSLT
4 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 7 (15.91%) Entity Framework
6 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (13.64%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (2.27%) EJB
7 1 (2.27%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (2.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) NHS
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Scrum
2 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) TDD
4 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (36.36%) Data Modelling
4 16 (36.36%) Project Management
4 16 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 16 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 15 (34.09%) MVC
5 15 (34.09%) OO
5 15 (34.09%) UML
6 13 (29.55%) Test Management
7 11 (25.00%) PRINCE2
8 10 (22.73%) Functional Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Integration Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (20.45%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
9 9 (20.45%) User Stories
10 6 (13.64%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 15 (34.09%) C#
3 14 (31.82%) XPath
4 11 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
6 1 (2.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) ISTQB
2 16 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) HL7
2 7 (15.91%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft