The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 44 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.56% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.98% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £175 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 102 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.88% 61.45% 62.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 69 63
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
South Wales

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 18 April 2014.

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 20 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) AS400
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) AS400
2 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft