The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 39 41
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 1.49% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.04% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £256 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+65.51% -27.50%
Software 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
381 294 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.71% 73.13% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 172 175
Average daily rate £375 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £10.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +318.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.94 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £190.00 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Software 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 Software Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
Cardiff - - - - 2
Torfaen - - - -
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 28 (90.32%) ISEB
2 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (74.19%) ISTQB
3 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
4 18 (58.06%) Scrum
5 17 (54.84%) C#
5 17 (54.84%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (54.84%) Automation Testing
6 16 (51.61%) Project Management
7 15 (48.39%) SharePoint
7 15 (48.39%) JIRA
7 15 (48.39%) Selenium
7 15 (48.39%) Jenkins
7 15 (48.39%) WebDriver
7 15 (48.39%) Test Management
7 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
7 15 (48.39%) Kanban
8 14 (45.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (45.16%) .NET
9 13 (41.94%) Load Testing
9 13 (41.94%) Bugzilla
9 13 (41.94%) Open Source
9 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
10 12 (38.71%) TortoiseSVN
10 12 (38.71%) BDD
10 12 (38.71%) .NET Framework
10 12 (38.71%) TDD
10 12 (38.71%) Subversion
11 10 (32.26%) Client/Server
12 9 (29.03%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (48.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) JIRA
1 15 (48.39%) Selenium
1 15 (48.39%) WebDriver
1 15 (48.39%) Jenkins
2 14 (45.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (41.94%) Bugzilla
4 12 (38.71%) Subversion
4 12 (38.71%) TortoiseSVN
5 9 (29.03%) JMeter
6 7 (22.58%) Ant
6 7 (22.58%) JUnit
6 7 (22.58%) Maven
6 7 (22.58%) TestNG
7 5 (16.13%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
8 2 (6.45%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (6.45%) LoadUI
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
1 13 (41.94%) Test Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Quality Manager
3 3 (9.68%) QA Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Lead Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) .NET
2 12 (38.71%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.45%) CAML
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) XSL
3 2 (6.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Open Source
2 10 (32.26%) Client/Server
3 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
4 5 (16.13%) AS400
5 3 (9.68%) PMI
6 2 (6.45%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) Scrum
3 17 (54.84%) Automation Testing
4 16 (51.61%) Project Management
5 15 (48.39%) Test Management
5 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
5 15 (48.39%) Kanban
6 13 (41.94%) Load Testing
7 12 (38.71%) BDD
7 12 (38.71%) TDD
8 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
8 7 (22.58%) Analytics
9 6 (19.35%) Coaching
10 5 (16.13%) Software Deployment
10 5 (16.13%) Data Management
10 5 (16.13%) Workflow
10 5 (16.13%) Validation
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
11 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (90.32%) ISEB
2 23 (74.19%) ISTQB
3 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
4 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
5 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (16.13%) Degree
7 3 (9.68%) PMI Certification
7 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (9.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (6.45%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (6.45%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 5 (16.13%) ISO 9000
2 5 (16.13%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) IBM