The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 60 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.85% 0.13% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.17% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Median daily rate £308 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £350 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
Manual Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
462 599 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.57% 78.30% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 369 364
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 3 £338 -3.57% 2
West Wales - 2 £278 -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) V-Model
3 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 8 (57.14%) Finance
4 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Selenium
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) SOAP
8 1 (7.14%) XML
8 1 (7.14%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) JBoss
8 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
8 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
8 1 (7.14%) JUnit
8 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
8 1 (7.14%) SAP
8 1 (7.14%) HTML
8 1 (7.14%) Java
8 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 1 (7.14%) JMeter
8 1 (7.14%) Electronics

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Burp Suite
3 1 (7.14%) DbUnit
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Spock
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Tester
3 7 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
4 5 (35.71%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) JSTS
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) V-Model
3 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.14%) Document Management
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (7.14%) Volume Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.14%) SAP