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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 43 36 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.13% 1.93% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 2.85% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 1
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£288 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -22.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +56.32%
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
429 281 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.01% 67.87% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 153 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +38.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.15 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £190.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 +2 11 £325 -
Cardiff -14 5 £275 +1.85% 1
Bridgend - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 30 (88.24%) ISEB
2 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (76.47%) ISTQB
3 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
4 20 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (58.82%) Automation Testing
4 20 (58.82%) Scrum
4 20 (58.82%) C#
5 18 (52.94%) WebDriver
5 18 (52.94%) Selenium
5 18 (52.94%) Test Scripting
6 17 (50.00%) Kanban
6 17 (50.00%) Test Management
6 17 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 17 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 17 (50.00%) Project Management
6 17 (50.00%) JIRA
7 16 (47.06%) .NET
7 16 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (47.06%) Load Testing
8 15 (44.12%) SC Cleared
8 15 (44.12%) Open Source
8 15 (44.12%) Bugzilla
9 14 (41.18%) .NET Framework
9 14 (41.18%) TDD
9 14 (41.18%) Subversion
9 14 (41.18%) TortoiseSVN
9 14 (41.18%) BDD
10 12 (35.29%) Client/Server
11 11 (32.35%) JMeter

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) WebDriver
1 18 (52.94%) Selenium
2 17 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 17 (50.00%) JIRA
3 16 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (44.12%) Bugzilla
5 14 (41.18%) Subversion
5 14 (41.18%) TortoiseSVN
6 11 (32.35%) JMeter
7 10 (29.41%) TestNG
8 9 (26.47%) Ant
8 9 (26.47%) JUnit
8 9 (26.47%) Maven
9 5 (14.71%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (5.88%) LoadUI
10 2 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
10 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
1 13 (38.24%) Test Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Tester
3 3 (8.82%) Quality Manager
3 3 (8.82%) QA Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Manager
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Web Team Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) .NET
2 14 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) CAML
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) XSL
3 2 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Open Source
2 12 (35.29%) Client/Server
3 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (20.59%) AS400
4 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.82%) PMI
6 2 (5.88%) iSeries
6 2 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Automation Testing
2 20 (58.82%) Scrum
3 18 (52.94%) Test Scripting
4 17 (50.00%) Kanban
4 17 (50.00%) Test Management
4 17 (50.00%) Project Management
5 16 (47.06%) Load Testing
6 14 (41.18%) TDD
6 14 (41.18%) BDD
7 7 (20.59%) Analytics
7 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
8 6 (17.65%) Coaching
9 5 (14.71%) Software Deployment
9 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (14.71%) Workflow
9 5 (14.71%) Validation
9 5 (14.71%) Data Management
10 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
11 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) C#
2 10 (29.41%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (88.24%) ISEB
2 26 (76.47%) ISTQB
3 22 (64.71%) Security Cleared
4 15 (44.12%) SC Cleared
5 8 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (14.71%) Degree
7 3 (8.82%) PMI Certification
7 3 (8.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (5.88%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 5 (14.71%) ISO 9000
2 5 (14.71%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 20 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (5.88%) Informatica
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle