The first table below looks at the demand for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 58 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs citing System Testing 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.47% 1.52% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 2.13% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £160 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.31% -53.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -14.07%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
469 282 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 73.63% 71.21% 66.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 187 177
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 6
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £15.58 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
System Testing
Wales

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the South Wales region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the South Wales region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

System 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 System Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 14 July 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
Cardiff -15 3 £313 +95.31%
Newport - - - - 1
System Testing
Wales

System Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Welsh Language
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center