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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 32 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.17% 6.40% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 6.53% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 14
Median daily rate £320 £300 £224
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +34.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £388 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +106.34%
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
272 444 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.55% 98.01% 98.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 365 285
Median daily rate £375 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.78 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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
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 29 September 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Guidewire
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (33.33%) Informatica
4 3 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (33.33%) Teradata
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) CMS
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Content Management
5 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Rally
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) API Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB

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 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (11.11%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) API Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Guidewire
1 3 (33.33%) Informatica
1 3 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
1 3 (33.33%) Teradata
2 2 (22.22%) Rally
3 1 (11.11%) Sitecore