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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 41 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.65% 2.16% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 2.31% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 2
Average daily rate
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£265 £335 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% +7.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +105.00%
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
530 389 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.72% 93.29% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 208 227
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 10 £325 -2.98%
Cardiff -7 8 £250 -22.48% 4
Torfaen - - - -
Tester
Wales

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (48.00%) Selenium
2 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.00%) ISEB
3 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
4 18 (36.00%) C#
5 17 (34.00%) WebDriver
6 16 (32.00%) Scrum
7 15 (30.00%) Automation Testing
7 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 14 (28.00%) Finance
8 14 (28.00%) Java
9 13 (26.00%) .NET
9 13 (26.00%) Load Testing
9 13 (26.00%) Kanban
10 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
10 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
10 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
11 11 (22.00%) JIRA
11 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
11 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
11 11 (22.00%) Open Source
12 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (18.00%) BDD
13 9 (18.00%) Test Management
13 9 (18.00%) Client/Server
13 9 (18.00%) JMeter
13 9 (18.00%) Bugzilla
13 9 (18.00%) Subversion

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) JBoss
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) DB2
3 2 (4.00%) SQLPlus
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (48.00%) Selenium
2 17 (34.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (22.00%) JIRA
4 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (18.00%) JMeter
5 9 (18.00%) Bugzilla
5 9 (18.00%) Subversion
6 8 (16.00%) TortoiseSVN
7 6 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (10.00%) TestNG
9 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
10 3 (6.00%) Maven
10 3 (6.00%) Ant
10 3 (6.00%) JUnit
11 2 (4.00%) Toad
11 2 (4.00%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (4.00%) LoadUI
11 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (2.00%) Gradle
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) .NET
2 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.00%) Java SE
3 2 (4.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (4.00%) jQuery
3 2 (4.00%) RESTful
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.00%) HTML5
3 2 (4.00%) CSS3
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.00%) CSS
3 2 (4.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) Spring
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Open Source
2 9 (18.00%) Client/Server
3 7 (14.00%) AS400
4 3 (6.00%) iSeries
5 2 (4.00%) Statistics
6 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Scrum
3 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 13 (26.00%) Kanban
4 13 (26.00%) Load Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.00%) BDD
6 9 (18.00%) Test Management
7 8 (16.00%) TDD
8 7 (14.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.00%) ETL
11 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (4.00%) MVC
11 2 (4.00%) SOA
11 2 (4.00%) Validation
11 2 (4.00%) Data Management
11 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) C#
2 14 (28.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) ISEB
1 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) vCloud
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) Informatica
3 3 (6.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Teradata
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) HP
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