The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 31 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.89% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 0.36% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
Average daily rate
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£223 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% -27.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.07% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
370 276 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.37% 95.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 190 100
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -38.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £18.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Cardiff region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Cardiff region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (25.00%) CCA
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Informatica
3 1 (8.33%) AS400
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Sitecore

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) TestNG
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) AS400
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (8.33%) Kanban
1 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (8.33%) Change Control
1 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCA
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Informatica
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Sitecore
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esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago