The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Wales / South Wales
Rank 39 49 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.82% 3.99% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 4.07% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 19
Median daily rate £190 £300 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

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
508 565 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.49% 97.92% 96.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 401 331
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +3 8 £190 -36.66%
Tester
Wales

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 11 (42.31%) SQL
1 11 (42.31%) ISEB
2 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (23.08%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) JMeter
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Selenium
5 5 (19.23%) Banking
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) JBoss
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
6 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 4 (15.38%) Secure Coding
6 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
6 4 (15.38%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (15.38%) OWASP
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
7 3 (11.54%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) JMeter
1 6 (23.08%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 3 (11.54%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) The Grinder
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.85%) Fintech
2 1 (3.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
2 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) OWASP
4 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Secure Coding
4 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
5 3 (11.54%) RAD
5 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (7.69%) Load Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) ISEB
2 2 (7.69%) CEH
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CREST Certified
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Siebel