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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 43 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.97% 0.68% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 0.95% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
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£339 £238 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.63% +82.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -68.83%
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
416 315 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.73% 71.43% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 222 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.29 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.13% -12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £17.08 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport - 12 £345 - 2
Cardiff -8 5 £326 +24.28% 1
Bridgend - - - - 1
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (80.00%) ISEB
1 28 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (77.14%) ISTQB
2 27 (77.14%) Test Scripting
2 27 (77.14%) Security Cleared
3 25 (71.43%) Test Management
4 24 (68.57%) Scrum
4 24 (68.57%) C#
4 24 (68.57%) SharePoint
5 23 (65.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (65.71%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (65.71%) Automation Testing
6 22 (62.86%) WebDriver
6 22 (62.86%) TestNG
6 22 (62.86%) Load Testing
6 22 (62.86%) Selenium
6 22 (62.86%) Java
6 22 (62.86%) JMeter
7 21 (60.00%) Subversion
7 21 (60.00%) Bugzilla
7 21 (60.00%) JUnit
7 21 (60.00%) JIRA
7 21 (60.00%) Kanban
7 21 (60.00%) Open Source
7 21 (60.00%) TortoiseSVN
8 20 (57.14%) BDD
8 20 (57.14%) Jenkins
8 20 (57.14%) Ant
8 20 (57.14%) .NET
8 20 (57.14%) Maven

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 24 (68.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (65.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (62.86%) WebDriver
2 22 (62.86%) TestNG
2 22 (62.86%) Selenium
2 22 (62.86%) JMeter
3 21 (60.00%) Subversion
3 21 (60.00%) Bugzilla
3 21 (60.00%) JUnit
3 21 (60.00%) JIRA
3 21 (60.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 20 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 20 (57.14%) Ant
4 20 (57.14%) Maven
5 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.86%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (2.86%) LoadUI
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
1 14 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Tester
3 4 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.71%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) .NET
2 18 (51.43%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.71%) CAML
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) XSL
3 2 (5.71%) XSLT
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (60.00%) Open Source
2 17 (48.57%) Client/Server
3 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.57%) AS400
4 3 (8.57%) iSeries
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.71%) PMI
5 2 (5.71%) Statistics
6 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (77.14%) Test Scripting
3 25 (71.43%) Test Management
4 24 (68.57%) Scrum
5 23 (65.71%) Automation Testing
6 22 (62.86%) Load Testing
7 21 (60.00%) Kanban
8 20 (57.14%) BDD
8 20 (57.14%) TDD
9 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
10 8 (22.86%) Project Management
11 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
12 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 4 (11.43%) Coaching
13 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (8.57%) Validation
14 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
14 3 (8.57%) Data Management
14 3 (8.57%) Software Deployment
15 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) C#
2 22 (62.86%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (80.00%) ISEB
2 27 (77.14%) ISTQB
2 27 (77.14%) Security Cleared
3 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
5 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.71%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.86%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) ISO 9000
2 3 (8.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 23 (65.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) IBM
2 3 (8.57%) Informatica
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) HP
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