The first table below looks at the demand for the Functional Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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 South Wales 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Functional Tester
Rank 51 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Functional Tester 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.70% 1.84% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £348 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
523 308 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 91.92% 94.48% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 194 151
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 23
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Functional Tester
Wales

Functional Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Tester in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Functional Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Functional Tester
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Tester across the South Wales region.

Functional Tester Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Functional Tester
Top 10 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Functional 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 Functional Tester in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Open Source
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester

Functional Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Functional 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 Functional Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) IBM