The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills 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 Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 57 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.83% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
443 279 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 73.22% 70.28% 69.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 181 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £241 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £12.80 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £16.55 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Manual Testing
Wales

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the South Wales region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Torfaen - - - - 1
Manual Testing
Wales

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) JIRA
2 8 (66.67%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
3 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) Ant
3 7 (58.33%) SOAP
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) Apache
3 7 (58.33%) J2ME
3 7 (58.33%) WAP
3 7 (58.33%) Toad
3 7 (58.33%) Sun
3 7 (58.33%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) LoadRunner
3 7 (58.33%) Apple
3 7 (58.33%) 3G
3 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (58.33%) 2G
3 7 (58.33%) Handset
3 7 (58.33%) Maven
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
3 7 (58.33%) 4G
3 7 (58.33%) REST
3 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
3 7 (58.33%) Apache Ivy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) 3G
1 7 (58.33%) 2G
1 7 (58.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) JIRA
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Ant
2 7 (58.33%) Toad
2 7 (58.33%) LoadRunner
2 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
2 7 (58.33%) Apache Ivy
2 7 (58.33%) eggPlant
2 7 (58.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) QA Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) SOAP
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
1 7 (58.33%) J2ME
1 7 (58.33%) WAP
1 7 (58.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Handset
1 7 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
1 7 (58.33%) Sun
1 7 (58.33%) HP
1 7 (58.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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