The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.35% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£244 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
542 413 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.76% 93.65% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 278 221
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.21 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) TQM
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) TQM
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
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