The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 75 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.62% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£301 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +712.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
759 540 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.40% 93.10% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 316 259
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 31
Average hourly rate £16.36 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.54% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Wales

QA Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

QA Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

QA Tester
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 QA Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 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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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
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Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 2 £244 -
QA Tester
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QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) TDD

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) TQM
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft