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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 38 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.56% 2.35% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.43% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Median daily rate £388 £190 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.94% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
308 412 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.95% 96.94% 97.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 334 247
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 17
Median hourly rate £12.38 £16.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.62% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £22.65 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (50.00%) JMeter
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) JBoss
4 5 (41.67%) ISEB
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 3 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (25.00%) Informatica
6 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (25.00%) ETL
6 3 (25.00%) RAD
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Teradata
6 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Guidewire
6 3 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (16.67%) CA Agile Central

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 5 (41.67%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JMeter
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 3 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (8.33%) The Grinder
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) RAD
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) API Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Guidewire
3 3 (25.00%) Informatica
3 3 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (25.00%) Teradata
4 2 (16.67%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (8.33%) Siebel