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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 73 61 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.13% 0.80% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 1.06% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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
591 567 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.16% 75.20% 69.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 361 168
Average daily rate £365 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 11
Average hourly rate £18.18 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.28% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.45 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
South Wales -5 1 £350 -12.50%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Manual Testing 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 Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) TestNG

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Manual Testing 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 Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) TestNG
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) QA Tester
2 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Security Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA