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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 31 73 55
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.01% 0.22% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 0.28% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 10
Median daily rate £350 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £247 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £383 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £20.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+18.37% -44.82%
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
505 715 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.93% 79.27% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 500 380
Median daily rate £408 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.88% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £38.80 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +34 19 £350 -12.50%
West Wales - 4 £550 - 1
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) ISEB
3 16 (57.14%) Selenium
4 15 (53.57%) Finance
4 15 (53.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (39.29%) SQL
6 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
7 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 8 (28.57%) SDLC
7 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
8 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (25.00%) Project Management
8 7 (25.00%) WinRunner
8 7 (25.00%) HP UFT
9 6 (21.43%) Java
9 6 (21.43%) JMeter
9 6 (21.43%) Scrum
9 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) JIRA
10 5 (17.86%) Velocity
10 5 (17.86%) BDD
10 5 (17.86%) TDD
10 5 (17.86%) JIRA Agile
11 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team
11 4 (14.29%) Coaching
11 4 (14.29%) Workflow

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 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 7 (25.00%) WinRunner
4 6 (21.43%) JIRA
4 6 (21.43%) JMeter
5 5 (17.86%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.57%) MSTest
7 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
1 15 (53.57%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Coach
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Scrum Master
2 5 (17.86%) Scrum Master
2 5 (17.86%) Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Test Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 5 (17.86%) Velocity
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) AS400
1 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) SDLC
2 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Project Management
3 7 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) BDD
5 5 (17.86%) TDD
6 4 (14.29%) Coaching
6 4 (14.29%) Workflow
7 3 (10.71%) Analytics
7 3 (10.71%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
8 2 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) ISEB
2 15 (53.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
4 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
Wales
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