The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 50 18 45
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.25% 6.87% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 7.09% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 2
Median daily rate £293 £275 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% -13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £219 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +54.63%
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
316 254 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.44% 96.95% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 196 239
Median daily rate £362 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £457 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.47 £18.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 16 (69.57%) SQL
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
2 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
3 7 (30.43%) V-Model
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) Teradata
3 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
3 7 (30.43%) Integration Testing
3 7 (30.43%) User Stories
3 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
4 6 (26.09%) Informatica
4 6 (26.09%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
4 6 (26.09%) SAS
4 6 (26.09%) Unix
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 5 (21.74%) Process Management
5 5 (21.74%) Subversion
5 5 (21.74%) Release Management

Tester Skill Set
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 6 (26.09%) SAS
2 3 (13.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 5 (21.74%) QAComplete
2 5 (21.74%) Subversion
3 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Defect Management
3 7 (30.43%) Integration Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (30.43%) User Stories
3 7 (30.43%) V-Model
3 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
4 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 5 (21.74%) Process Management
4 5 (21.74%) Release Management
4 5 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Management
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
1 7 (30.43%) Teradata
2 6 (26.09%) Informatica
2 6 (26.09%) MicroStrategy