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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 35 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 27 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.32% 1.27% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 1.56% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 11
Median daily rate £390 £305 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% -9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £344 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
515 703 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 82.40% 81.46% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 515 424
Median daily rate £408 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -26.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.50 £40.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +30 17 £350 +14.75%
West Wales - 8 £500 - 1
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) ISEB
3 16 (45.71%) Selenium
4 15 (42.86%) Finance
4 15 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (31.43%) Scrum
5 11 (31.43%) SQL
5 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
5 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
5 11 (31.43%) Waterfall
5 11 (31.43%) JIRA
6 10 (28.57%) TDD
6 10 (28.57%) Velocity
6 10 (28.57%) JIRA Agile
6 10 (28.57%) BDD
7 9 (25.71%) Coaching
7 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
8 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
8 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
8 8 (22.86%) SDLC
8 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
8 8 (22.86%) Gherkin
8 8 (22.86%) Virtual Team
9 7 (20.00%) WinRunner
9 7 (20.00%) HP UFT
9 7 (20.00%) Project Management
10 6 (17.14%) Java
10 6 (17.14%) JMeter
11 5 (14.29%) QA

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Selenium
2 11 (31.43%) JIRA
3 10 (28.57%) JIRA Agile
4 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (20.00%) HP UFT
5 7 (20.00%) WinRunner
6 6 (17.14%) JMeter
7 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.86%) MSTest
8 1 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
1 15 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Scrum Master
2 10 (28.57%) Scrum Master
3 9 (25.71%) Agile Coach
4 5 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Test Automation Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Test Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Software Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Velocity
2 8 (22.86%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Virtual Team
2 4 (11.43%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Scrum
2 11 (31.43%) Waterfall
3 10 (28.57%) BDD
3 10 (28.57%) TDD
4 9 (25.71%) Coaching
5 8 (22.86%) SDLC
5 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
5 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.43%) Validation
8 4 (11.43%) Workflow
9 3 (8.57%) Analytics
9 3 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Test Management
9 3 (8.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) ISEB
2 15 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft