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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 67 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.15% 1.78% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 2.38% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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
521 420 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.66% 74.73% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 305 228
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.70 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015. 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 -5 1 £400 +23.07%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 21 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) OpenText
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) OpenText