The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 78 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.39% 0.20% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.21% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£250 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £263 £295
% change year-on-year
-12.38% -11.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £36.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +176.92%
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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
732 466 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.56% 93.20% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 234 240
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 40
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -4.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Wales region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Software 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 Software Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 November 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 -16 2 £273 -
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) JMeter
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) CSS3
2 2 (33.33%) vCloud
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Java SE
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) Spring

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JMeter
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (16.67%) Ant
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) TestNG
3 1 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
3 1 (16.67%) Gradle
3 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) CSS3
2 2 (33.33%) Java SE
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) vCloud
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware