The first table below looks at the demand for the QA 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 QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 64 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.16% - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
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
609 377 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.91% 92.63% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 225 235
Average daily rate £363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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Top 9 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited QA 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 QA Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited QA 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 QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft