The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 58 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.16% - 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-34.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -
QA Tester
UK

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
600 883 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 98.52% 96.50% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 612 489
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 27
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £21.23 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wales region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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
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 QA Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 August 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 - 1 - -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (50.00%) Umbraco

QA Tester Skill Set
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 2 (100.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Umbraco
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Web Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Sitecore