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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 20 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 33 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.35% 0.81% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.62% 0.83% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 1
Average daily rate
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£255 £213 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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
383 360 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.96% 97.56% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 268 148
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.25 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +9.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.15 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 15 (29.41%) ISEB
2 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 14 (27.45%) Finance
3 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (23.53%) ETL
5 11 (21.57%) AS400
5 11 (21.57%) Oracle
5 11 (21.57%) Banking
5 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
6 10 (19.61%) Retail Banking
6 10 (19.61%) Retail
7 9 (17.65%) Stress Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 8 (15.69%) Data Management
8 8 (15.69%) PL/SQL
8 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
8 8 (15.69%) DB2
8 8 (15.69%) SQLPlus
8 8 (15.69%) Toad
8 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (13.73%) Automation Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
9 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
10 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.80%) .NET
11 5 (9.80%) CRM
11 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
11 5 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) DB2
2 8 (15.69%) SQLPlus
3 4 (7.84%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (7.84%) DataStage
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Toad
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (7.84%) JMeter
2 4 (7.84%) Selenium
3 2 (3.92%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) TestNG
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.96%) JUnit
4 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Banking
3 10 (19.61%) Retail
3 10 (19.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 2 (3.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) AS400
2 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) ETL
3 9 (17.65%) Stress Testing
3 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (15.69%) Data Management
5 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Automation Testing
6 5 (9.80%) CRM
7 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Use Case
8 2 (3.92%) Manual Testing
8 2 (3.92%) TDD
8 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Scrum
8 2 (3.92%) BDD
9 1 (1.96%) Test-First Development
9 1 (1.96%) Automated Testing
9 1 (1.96%) Open Source
9 1 (1.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.84%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) C#
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) ISEB
2 11 (21.57%) ISTQB
3 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) Informatica
3 4 (7.84%) Cognos
3 4 (7.84%) Teradata
4 3 (5.88%) OpenText