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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 44 47 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.85% 1.00% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.19% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.23% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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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
267 335 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 75.42% 83.54% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 248 100
Average daily rate £350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £512 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (42.86%) Use Case
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) OpenText
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) MSI
4 2 (28.57%) InstallShield
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (28.57%) AppSense
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) RUP
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (28.57%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (28.57%) MSI
1 2 (28.57%) InstallShield
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Use Case
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) RUP
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) OpenText
3 2 (28.57%) AppSense
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix