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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 77 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.51% 0.38% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.54% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£290 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £96.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-86.04% +197.69%
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
612 367 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.16% 69.11% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 223 191
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 12
Average hourly rate £21.86 £16.16 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% +2.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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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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 -15 3 - - 6
Manual Testing
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
3 8 (61.54%) Selenium
4 7 (53.85%) JIRA
4 7 (53.85%) QA
4 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
5 6 (46.15%) C#
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
7 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
7 4 (30.77%) Kanban
7 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
8 3 (23.08%) 2G
8 3 (23.08%) Bugzilla
8 3 (23.08%) Handset
8 3 (23.08%) Maven
8 3 (23.08%) Java
8 3 (23.08%) Oracle
8 3 (23.08%) Ant
8 3 (23.08%) SOAP
8 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 3 (23.08%) Apache
8 3 (23.08%) J2ME
8 3 (23.08%) WAP
8 3 (23.08%) Toad
8 3 (23.08%) Sun

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 3 (23.08%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) 3G
1 3 (23.08%) 2G
1 3 (23.08%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
4 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
4 3 (23.08%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (23.08%) eggPlant
4 3 (23.08%) Ant
4 3 (23.08%) Toad
4 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
4 3 (23.08%) Bugzilla
4 3 (23.08%) Maven
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
2 3 (23.08%) QA Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) QA Tester
3 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
1 3 (23.08%) J2ME
1 3 (23.08%) WAP
1 3 (23.08%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Handset
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Kanban
6 3 (23.08%) Load Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
7 2 (15.38%) User Stories
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 2 (15.38%) V-Model
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) Sun
1 3 (23.08%) HP
1 3 (23.08%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft