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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Wales / South Wales
Rank 46 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.32% 4.68% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 5.26% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 1
Median daily rate £183 £315 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.06% +48.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
437 513 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 82.30% 88.91% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 374 247
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +108.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 7 £183 -42.29%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 8 (53.33%) SQL
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Validation
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) NHS
6 3 (20.00%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) QA
6 3 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Information Governance
6 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) gulp
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile First
7 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Grunt
1 2 (13.33%) gulp
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA Agile
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Coach
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum Master
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) NHS Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Lead
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Ajax
1 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) jQuery
1 2 (13.33%) REST
1 2 (13.33%) Sass
1 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (13.33%) Velocity
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) NHS
2 3 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (13.33%) W3C
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Validation
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (20.00%) Information Governance
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Use Case
6 2 (13.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center