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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 39 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.63% 4.85% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 6.03% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 6
Median daily rate £425 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +12.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
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
256 348 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.50% 80.37% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 292 220
Median daily rate £403 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 12 (80.00%) Selenium
3 11 (73.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (73.33%) Finance
4 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
5 7 (46.67%) Gherkin
5 7 (46.67%) Project Management
5 7 (46.67%) WinRunner
5 7 (46.67%) HP UFT
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) HP
7 4 (26.67%) AS400
7 4 (26.67%) JMeter
7 4 (26.67%) Workflow
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) SDLC
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (20.00%) Analytics
9 2 (13.33%) W3C
9 2 (13.33%) .NET
9 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 2 (13.33%) CSS
9 2 (13.33%) Web Services
9 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (13.33%) C#

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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
3 7 (46.67%) HP UFT
3 7 (46.67%) WinRunner
4 4 (26.67%) JMeter
5 2 (13.33%) Grunt
5 2 (13.33%) gulp
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Test Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) Ajax
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Sass
2 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) AS400
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) SDLC
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Workflow
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile First
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) API Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) ISEB
2 11 (73.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP