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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 52 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.66% 0.55% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.65% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 11
Median daily rate - £310 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.50% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
348 459 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 76.48% 83.45% 80.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 354 335
Median daily rate £388 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 8
Median hourly rate £41.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.74% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
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 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 3 - - 2
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 22 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 18 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (43.33%) Project Management
3 13 (43.33%) Test Management
4 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (40.00%) Scrum
5 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
5 11 (36.67%) XML
5 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
6 10 (33.33%) MS Project
6 10 (33.33%) MS Visio
6 10 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (33.33%) HL7
7 9 (30.00%) HTML
7 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (30.00%) User Stories
7 9 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (26.67%) NHS
9 7 (23.33%) SQL
10 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (16.67%) SDLC
11 5 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
12 4 (13.33%) BDD
12 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server

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 3 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (33.33%) MS Project
2 10 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
1 17 (56.67%) Test Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Lead Tester
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.33%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) XML
2 9 (30.00%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) XForms
4 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Project Management
1 13 (43.33%) Test Management
2 12 (40.00%) Scrum
2 12 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (30.00%) User Stories
6 5 (16.67%) SDLC
6 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) BDD
8 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) TDD
10 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) ISTQB
2 18 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) ISEB
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) HL7
2 5 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
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