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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 41 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.69% 0.51% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 0.62% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 14
Median daily rate £350 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
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
364 481 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 76.96% 81.53% 82.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 380 346
Median daily rate £390 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £16.80 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 +10 8 £350 +12.90%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 15 (68.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (59.09%) Project Management
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
2 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) Test Management
4 10 (45.45%) HL7
4 10 (45.45%) MS Project
4 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 10 (45.45%) MS Visio
5 9 (40.91%) PRINCE2
5 9 (40.91%) HTML
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
6 8 (36.36%) Selenium
6 8 (36.36%) XML
6 8 (36.36%) ISEB
6 8 (36.36%) Functional Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (27.27%) SDLC
8 6 (27.27%) NHS
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
10 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
10 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
11 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
11 3 (13.64%) Scrum
11 3 (13.64%) JMeter
11 3 (13.64%) Workflow

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 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
1 10 (45.45%) MS Project
1 10 (45.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
3 3 (13.64%) JMeter
3 3 (13.64%) WinRunner
4 1 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Analyst
1 19 (86.36%) Test Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Tester
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) Ajax
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (4.55%) HTML5
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) RESTful
5 1 (4.55%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) XForms
5 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) NHS
2 3 (13.64%) AS400
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Project Management
1 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) Test Management
4 9 (40.91%) PRINCE2
5 8 (36.36%) Functional Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (27.27%) SDLC
8 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
8 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Scrum
9 3 (13.64%) Workflow
10 2 (9.09%) Analytics
11 1 (4.55%) BDD
11 1 (4.55%) Coaching
11 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
11 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
11 1 (4.55%) Server Building
11 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
11 1 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
3 8 (36.36%) ISEB
4 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) HL7
2 4 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft