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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 38 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 18 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.25% 5.47% 3.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 5.52% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 4
Average daily rate £300 £255 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -33.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
414 308 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.64% 99.04% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 236 159
Average daily rate £338 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £164.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016, 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 20 (71.43%) SQL
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (64.29%) ISTQB
4 13 (46.43%) Finance
5 10 (35.71%) Manual Testing
6 9 (32.14%) V-Model
6 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
6 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
6 9 (32.14%) ISEB
7 8 (28.57%) Scrum
8 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (25.00%) User Stories
9 6 (21.43%) JIRA
9 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.29%) Unix
10 4 (14.29%) ETL
10 4 (14.29%) Informatica
10 4 (14.29%) Teradata
10 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (10.71%) Confluence
11 3 (10.71%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (10.71%) SAS
11 3 (10.71%) MS Excel

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (10.71%) Confluence
1 3 (10.71%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) DB2
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.14%) QAComplete
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) Toad
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) JMeter
4 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Manual Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
3 9 (32.14%) V-Model
3 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
4 8 (28.57%) Scrum
5 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 7 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (25.00%) User Stories
6 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 4 (14.29%) ETL
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) BDD
8 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.14%) Data Management
8 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Release Management
8 2 (7.14%) Test Management
8 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) BeanShell
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) ISTQB
2 9 (32.14%) ISEB
3 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Informatica
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Teradata
3 3 (10.71%) MicroStrategy