The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 51 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.70% 0.31% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.47% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £175 £238 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -37.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £238 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
408 212 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 71.70% 65.03% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 138 111
Average daily rate £396 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.14% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 15
Average hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £10.69 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £17.90 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
Wales

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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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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
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Vacancies
Cardiff -18 2 £175 -26.31% 4
Bridgend - - - - 2
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (30.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) AS400
5 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
6 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (30.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Functional Tester
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) HP
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