The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 68 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.31% 0.65% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.83% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 12
Average daily rate £263 £344 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +1.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Software Testing
UK

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
518 601 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.43% 78.36% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 369 370
Average daily rate £375 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 10
Average hourly rate £29.75 £18.90 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.47 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Software 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 Software Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 2 £263 +23.52% 3
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 19 (63.33%) ISTQB
2 15 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (46.67%) Project Management
3 14 (46.67%) Scrum
4 13 (43.33%) Test Management
4 13 (43.33%) XML
5 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
5 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
6 10 (33.33%) MS Visio
6 10 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 10 (33.33%) MS Project
6 10 (33.33%) HTML
6 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (33.33%) HL7
7 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (30.00%) User Stories
7 9 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (26.67%) NHS
9 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
10 6 (20.00%) SQL
10 6 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (16.67%) BDD
12 4 (13.33%) Finance
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (13.33%) TDD
12 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
13 3 (10.00%) Confluence

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
2 10 (33.33%) MS Project
2 10 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
1 15 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Android Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Lead Tester
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.33%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) XML
2 10 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) Ajax
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.67%) jQuery
4 2 (6.67%) SOAP
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) XForms
4 2 (6.67%) XSLT
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.33%) HTML5
5 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Project Management
1 14 (46.67%) Scrum
2 13 (43.33%) Test Management
3 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) User Stories
6 5 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.00%) OOP
8 3 (10.00%) SDLC
8 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Android Development
9 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) ISTQB
2 15 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) HL7
2 6 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft