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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK / Wales
Rank 59 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.66% 2.19% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 2.57% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
Median daily rate £233 £190 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.36% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
488 505 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.00% 85.02% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 378 310
Median daily rate £400 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £47.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.27% +110.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +7 4 £233 +22.36%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Fintech
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Fintech
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB