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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 31 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 36 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.81% 3.96% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.09% 4.15% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 2
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£255 £210 £252
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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
591 579 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.32% 95.54% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 408 242
Average daily rate £350 £352 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +8.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 26
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.70% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 35 £255 +20.00% 1
Bridgend - 1 £430 -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 32 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.77%) ISEB
2 26 (33.77%) Test Scripting
3 24 (31.17%) Security Cleared
4 23 (29.87%) Java
5 22 (28.57%) .NET
5 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 21 (27.27%) Selenium
7 20 (25.97%) JMeter
8 19 (24.68%) SQL
9 18 (23.38%) Scrum
10 17 (22.08%) TDD
10 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
10 17 (22.08%) ISTQB
10 17 (22.08%) BDD
11 16 (20.78%) Finance
12 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 14 (18.18%) Automation Testing
13 13 (16.88%) Oracle
13 13 (16.88%) AS400
13 13 (16.88%) Banking
14 12 (15.58%) Regression Testing
14 12 (15.58%) ETL
14 12 (15.58%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (14.29%) PL/SQL
16 10 (12.99%) Retail
16 10 (12.99%) Test-First Development
16 10 (12.99%) Retail Banking
16 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
17 9 (11.69%) Load Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (10.39%) DB2
3 8 (10.39%) SQLPlus
4 4 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (5.19%) DataStage
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (27.27%) Selenium
2 20 (25.97%) JMeter
3 9 (11.69%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.39%) SpecFlow
4 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
4 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (10.39%) Toad
5 6 (7.79%) Subversion
6 5 (6.49%) JIRA
6 5 (6.49%) Bugzilla
6 5 (6.49%) JUnit
6 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.49%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.49%) TestNG
6 5 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Banking
3 10 (12.99%) Retail
3 10 (12.99%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.19%) HTML
4 3 (3.90%) SOAP
4 3 (3.90%) Web Services
4 3 (3.90%) XML
4 3 (3.90%) XML Messaging
5 2 (2.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) AS400
2 8 (10.39%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) UNIX
1 5 (6.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.77%) Test Scripting
3 18 (23.38%) Scrum
4 17 (22.08%) TDD
4 17 (22.08%) BDD
5 14 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 12 (15.58%) ETL
6 12 (15.58%) Regression Testing
7 10 (12.99%) Test-First Development
8 9 (11.69%) Load Testing
8 9 (11.69%) Stress Testing
9 8 (10.39%) Test Management
9 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
9 8 (10.39%) Data Management
9 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.09%) Use Case
11 6 (7.79%) CRM
11 6 (7.79%) Open Source
12 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
13 2 (2.60%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) Java
2 19 (24.68%) SQL
3 11 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 7 (9.09%) C#
5 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.60%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (33.77%) ISEB
2 24 (31.17%) Security Cleared
3 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 17 (22.08%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.19%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.88%) Oracle
3 4 (5.19%) Cognos
3 4 (5.19%) Teradata
3 4 (5.19%) HP
3 4 (5.19%) Informatica
4 3 (3.90%) OpenText