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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 35 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 36 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.07% 2.50% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 2.60% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 3
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£309 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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
571 616 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.29% 96.10% 92.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 407 207
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 £190 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 23
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Cardiff - 23 £288 -
Newport -11 11 £333 +6.40%
Bridgend - 1 £430 -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.71%) Test Scripting
3 24 (35.29%) Security Cleared
4 23 (33.82%) ISEB
5 22 (32.35%) .NET
5 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
6 20 (29.41%) Java
6 20 (29.41%) Selenium
7 18 (26.47%) Scrum
8 17 (25.00%) JMeter
8 17 (25.00%) TDD
8 17 (25.00%) BDD
9 15 (22.06%) SQL
9 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
10 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
10 14 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
10 14 (20.59%) Automation Testing
11 12 (17.65%) Finance
11 12 (17.65%) Regression Testing
12 10 (14.71%) AS400
12 10 (14.71%) .NET Framework
12 10 (14.71%) Test-First Development
12 10 (14.71%) Banking
13 9 (13.24%) ETL
13 9 (13.24%) DB2
13 9 (13.24%) PL/SQL
13 9 (13.24%) Load Testing
14 8 (11.76%) Test Management
14 8 (11.76%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (13.24%) DB2
4 6 (8.82%) SQLPlus
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Selenium
2 17 (25.00%) JMeter
3 8 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 8 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.76%) SpecFlow
4 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (8.82%) Toad
5 5 (7.35%) JUnit
5 5 (7.35%) TestNG
5 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.35%) Bugzilla
5 5 (7.35%) Subversion
5 5 (7.35%) JIRA
5 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Banking
3 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 7 (10.29%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.41%) XML
3 3 (4.41%) XML Messaging
3 3 (4.41%) SOAP
4 2 (2.94%) CSS
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) AS400
2 8 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) UNIX
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (39.71%) Test Scripting
3 18 (26.47%) Scrum
4 17 (25.00%) TDD
4 17 (25.00%) BDD
5 14 (20.59%) Automation Testing
6 12 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 10 (14.71%) Test-First Development
8 9 (13.24%) ETL
8 9 (13.24%) Load Testing
9 8 (11.76%) Test Management
10 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.29%) Use Case
11 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.82%) CRM
11 6 (8.82%) Data Management
11 6 (8.82%) Open Source
12 4 (5.88%) Stress Testing
13 3 (4.41%) Software Testing
14 2 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) Java
2 15 (22.06%) SQL
3 9 (13.24%) PL/SQL
4 7 (10.29%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (33.82%) ISEB
3 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
4 14 (20.59%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) OpenText
4 3 (4.41%) Teradata