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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 66 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.79% 1.75% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 2.28% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 9
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£310 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +21.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £352 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +160.86%
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
687 571 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.10% 76.95% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 387 263
Average daily rate £355 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 13
Average hourly rate £15.13 £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.50% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £13.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £19.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -7 3 £310 -4.61% 4
West Wales -1 2 £325 -27.77%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) ISEB
4 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (33.33%) OpenText
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) RUP
5 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) MS Project
5 4 (33.33%) Use Case
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) NHS
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) MSI

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Project
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) MSI
2 2 (16.67%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
4 1 (8.33%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Social Media
3 1 (8.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) RUP
3 4 (33.33%) Use Case
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 2 (16.67%) Application Discovery
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) OpenText
3 2 (16.67%) AppSense
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) ESRI