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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 42 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.74% 0.80% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 1.01% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 11
Median daily rate £350 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
457 694 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.39% 79.31% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 484 408
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.46% -39.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.35 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £32.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 July 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 +25 15 £350 +12.90% 2
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 13 (72.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
4 7 (38.89%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 6 (33.33%) WinRunner
5 6 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 6 (33.33%) Project Management
6 5 (27.78%) JMeter
7 4 (22.22%) Workflow
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) AS400
7 4 (22.22%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) Analytics
9 2 (11.11%) Test Management
9 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) ITSM
10 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
10 1 (5.56%) CSS
10 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
10 1 (5.56%) Service Management

Software Testing
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 6 (33.33%) WinRunner
3 5 (27.78%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) HTML5
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) AS400
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) SDLC
3 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Workflow
6 3 (16.67%) Analytics
7 2 (11.11%) ITSM
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
8 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
8 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
2 13 (72.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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