The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 65 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.56% 0.20% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.25% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate £338 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
Manual Testing
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
434 399 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.43% 81.26% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 294 285
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -11.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newport - 2 £325 -
Cardiff -20 1 £350 - 4
Manual Testing
Wales

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) V-Model
3 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
3 8 (61.54%) ISEB
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
4 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) SOAP
7 1 (7.69%) XML
7 1 (7.69%) JBoss
7 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
7 1 (7.69%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) JUnit
7 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (7.69%) Workflow
7 1 (7.69%) JMeter
7 1 (7.69%) HTML
7 1 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.69%) Use Case
7 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
7 1 (7.69%) jQuery
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Security Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Burp Suite
3 1 (7.69%) DbUnit
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Spock
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
1 12 (92.31%) Test Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Tester
3 5 (38.46%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) JSTS
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) V-Model
3 8 (61.54%) Waterfall
4 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) API Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Document Management
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) Volume Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Atlassian