The first table below looks at the demand for Toad skills 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 Toad over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Toad
Rank 51 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Toad 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.71% 0.62% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.19% 4.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +23.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
77 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.75% 13.93% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 11
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Toad
Wales

Toad
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Toad across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Toad Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Toad
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Toad across the South Wales region.

Toad Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Toad
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Toad across the South Wales region.

Toad Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Toad also 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 that cited Toad.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (80.00%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (80.00%) eggPlant
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Ant
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) J2ME
2 4 (80.00%) WAP
2 4 (80.00%) Sun
2 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (80.00%) Apple
2 4 (80.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) 2G
2 4 (80.00%) Handset

Toad
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Toad also 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 that cited Toad. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) 4G
1 4 (80.00%) 3G
1 4 (80.00%) 2G
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (80.00%) eggPlant
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (80.00%) Maven
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
1 4 (80.00%) Ant
1 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) REST
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) J2ME
1 4 (80.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (80.00%) Handset
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Sun
2 4 (80.00%) Apple