The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Job Titles advertised 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 38 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.92% 0.49% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 0.53% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 5
Average daily rate
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£210 £252 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.50% -8.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £238 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
610 379 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.61% 92.21% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 226 235
Average daily rate £363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Tester
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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 25 July 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 25 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
Newport - 9 £325 -
Cardiff -9 3 £213 -9.57% 1
Torfaen - - - -
Tester
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Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (57.14%) ISEB
3 19 (54.29%) Selenium
4 18 (51.43%) Java
5 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (40.00%) WebDriver
6 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
6 13 (37.14%) Finance
7 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
7 12 (34.29%) Scrum
8 11 (31.43%) C#
8 11 (31.43%) Automation Testing
9 10 (28.57%) .NET
9 10 (28.57%) AS400
9 10 (28.57%) Kanban
9 10 (28.57%) Load Testing
9 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
10 9 (25.71%) Test Management
10 9 (25.71%) JUnit
10 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
10 9 (25.71%) Open Source
10 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (25.71%) TestNG
10 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (22.86%) JMeter
11 8 (22.86%) Banking
11 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
11 8 (22.86%) JIRA
12 7 (20.00%) Subversion
12 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.86%) SAP SRM
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Selenium
2 14 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (25.71%) TestNG
3 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (25.71%) JUnit
4 8 (22.86%) JIRA
4 8 (22.86%) JMeter
5 7 (20.00%) Bugzilla
5 7 (20.00%) Subversion
5 7 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
6 6 (17.14%) Maven
6 6 (17.14%) Ant
6 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
7 5 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.86%) JBehave
8 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.86%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) AS400
2 9 (25.71%) Open Source
3 7 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (11.43%) iSeries
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
2 12 (34.29%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) Automation Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Kanban
4 10 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Load Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Test Management
6 7 (20.00%) BDD
6 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (17.14%) TDD
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) Project Management
10 1 (2.86%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.86%) ERP
10 1 (2.86%) SOA
10 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.86%) System Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Stress Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 20 (57.14%) ISEB
3 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
1 4 (11.43%) IBM
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Informatica
3 1 (2.86%) Citrix
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
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