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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 48 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 35 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.48% 1.23% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 1.72% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 0
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£325 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +29.52%
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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
616 406 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.87% 71.10% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 252 214
Average daily rate £350 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 12
Average hourly rate £19.70 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.07 £22.50 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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
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 22 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 October 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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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 +14 32 £325 +25.00% 2
Mid Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 40 (81.63%) ISEB
2 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (71.43%) ISTQB
4 31 (63.27%) Security Cleared
4 31 (63.27%) Scrum
5 30 (61.22%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (59.18%) Test Scripting
7 28 (57.14%) Test Management
7 28 (57.14%) Automation Testing
8 27 (55.10%) WebDriver
8 27 (55.10%) Selenium
8 27 (55.10%) SharePoint
8 27 (55.10%) C#
9 26 (53.06%) Kanban
9 26 (53.06%) JIRA
9 26 (53.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (48.98%) Open Source
10 24 (48.98%) Jenkins
10 24 (48.98%) Load Testing
10 24 (48.98%) Bugzilla
11 23 (46.94%) Subversion
11 23 (46.94%) .NET
11 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
11 23 (46.94%) TortoiseSVN
12 22 (44.90%) BDD
12 22 (44.90%) TDD
13 21 (42.86%) .NET Framework
14 19 (38.78%) Project Management
15 18 (36.73%) JMeter
15 18 (36.73%) Client/Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 27 (55.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (55.10%) WebDriver
1 27 (55.10%) Selenium
2 26 (53.06%) JIRA
2 26 (53.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (48.98%) Jenkins
3 24 (48.98%) Bugzilla
4 23 (46.94%) Subversion
4 23 (46.94%) TortoiseSVN
5 18 (36.73%) JMeter
6 17 (34.69%) TestNG
7 16 (32.65%) JUnit
8 15 (30.61%) Ant
8 15 (30.61%) Maven
9 6 (12.24%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 2 (4.08%) Rational Performance Tester
10 2 (4.08%) LoadUI
11 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Tester
2 18 (36.73%) Analyst
2 18 (36.73%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
4 3 (6.12%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Quality Manager
4 3 (6.12%) QA Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Software Tester
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Manager
5 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (2.04%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.94%) .NET
2 21 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.08%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) XML
3 2 (4.08%) XSL
3 2 (4.08%) XSLT
3 2 (4.08%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.98%) Open Source
2 18 (36.73%) Client/Server
3 8 (16.33%) AS400
4 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.12%) iSeries
6 3 (6.12%) Statistics
6 3 (6.12%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) Scrum
3 29 (59.18%) Test Scripting
4 28 (57.14%) Test Management
4 28 (57.14%) Automation Testing
5 26 (53.06%) Kanban
6 24 (48.98%) Load Testing
7 22 (44.90%) BDD
7 22 (44.90%) TDD
8 19 (38.78%) Project Management
9 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
10 7 (14.29%) Analytics
10 7 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.24%) Coaching
11 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.20%) Software Deployment
12 5 (10.20%) Workflow
12 5 (10.20%) Validation
12 5 (10.20%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) C#
2 17 (34.69%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (81.63%) ISEB
2 35 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 31 (63.27%) Security Cleared
4 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (10.20%) Degree
7 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (6.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
8 2 (4.08%) IBM Certification
8 2 (4.08%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 5 (10.20%) ISO 9000
2 5 (10.20%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 30 (61.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) HP
3 5 (10.20%) IBM
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 3 (6.12%) Informatica
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