The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 35 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.04% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.30% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 2 1
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£250 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -15.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +27.50%
Tester
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
547 420 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.13% 94.17% 91.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 258 195
Average daily rate £340 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.17 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Tester
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 Tester within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 October 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 -3 14 £244 -8.01% 2
Newport - 13 £325 - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 27 (50.94%) ISTQB
1 27 (50.94%) Selenium
2 26 (49.06%) ISEB
3 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (39.62%) C#
5 20 (37.74%) Scrum
5 20 (37.74%) WebDriver
6 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
7 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
7 18 (33.96%) Automation Testing
7 18 (33.96%) Finance
7 18 (33.96%) Java
8 17 (32.08%) .NET
8 17 (32.08%) Kanban
8 17 (32.08%) Load Testing
9 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
9 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
10 15 (28.30%) JIRA
10 15 (28.30%) .NET Framework
10 15 (28.30%) Open Source
11 14 (26.42%) Software Testing
11 14 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (24.53%) Test Management
12 13 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (24.53%) Jenkins
12 13 (24.53%) JMeter
13 12 (22.64%) Bugzilla
13 12 (22.64%) Subversion
14 11 (20.75%) Banking
14 11 (20.75%) AS400

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) JBoss
2 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) DB2
2 2 (3.77%) SQLPlus
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (50.94%) Selenium
2 20 (37.74%) WebDriver
3 15 (28.30%) JIRA
4 14 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (24.53%) Jenkins
5 13 (24.53%) JMeter
6 12 (22.64%) Bugzilla
6 12 (22.64%) Subversion
7 11 (20.75%) TortoiseSVN
8 8 (15.09%) TestNG
9 7 (13.21%) JUnit
10 6 (11.32%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (9.43%) Ant
11 5 (9.43%) Maven
12 4 (7.55%) SoapUI
13 2 (3.77%) Toad
13 2 (3.77%) LoadUI
13 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (3.77%) Rational Performance Tester
14 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) .NET
2 15 (28.30%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.77%) Spring
3 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.77%) CSS
3 2 (3.77%) SOAP
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) CSS3
3 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.77%) HTML5
3 2 (3.77%) RESTful
3 2 (3.77%) Java SE
3 2 (3.77%) jQuery
3 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Open Source
2 11 (20.75%) AS400
2 11 (20.75%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.55%) iSeries
4 2 (3.77%) Statistics
5 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Scrum
3 18 (33.96%) Test Scripting
3 18 (33.96%) Automation Testing
4 17 (32.08%) Kanban
4 17 (32.08%) Load Testing
5 14 (26.42%) Software Testing
6 13 (24.53%) Test Management
7 11 (20.75%) BDD
8 10 (18.87%) TDD
9 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
9 8 (15.09%) Project Management
10 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.77%) Data Management
11 2 (3.77%) Validation
11 2 (3.77%) MVC
11 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.77%) SOA
11 2 (3.77%) ETL
11 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) C#
2 18 (33.96%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) SQL
4 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (50.94%) ISTQB
2 26 (49.06%) ISEB
3 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
4 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) vCloud
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.77%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 5 (9.43%) Informatica
3 4 (7.55%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.89%) HP