The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 42 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.11% 1.20% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.28% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £288 £238 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
332 156 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 92.48% 93.98% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 103 95
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £213 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.91 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
South Wales

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) DOM
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) MS Project
5 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (20.00%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) JBehave
3 1 (10.00%) Calabash
3 1 (10.00%) Concordion
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Ant
3 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) DOM
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) BDD
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) Code Coverage
6 1 (10.00%) ERP
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix