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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK / Wales
Rank 60 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 27 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.79% 4.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 5.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 0
Median daily rate £254 £314 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.14%

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
506 501 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.32% 83.92% 74.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 372 306
Median daily rate £400 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £47.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.27% +110.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -11 4 £183 -42.06% 1
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Scrum
2 11 (44.00%) JIRA
2 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Waterfall
3 10 (40.00%) BDD
3 10 (40.00%) Velocity
3 10 (40.00%) JIRA Agile
3 10 (40.00%) TDD
4 9 (36.00%) Coaching
5 8 (32.00%) Virtual Team
6 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (24.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) C#
8 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 5 (20.00%) QA
9 4 (16.00%) Validation
9 4 (16.00%) ISEB
10 3 (12.00%) Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) .NET
10 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
10 3 (12.00%) Windows
10 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Selenium
10 3 (12.00%) Use Case
10 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) JIRA
2 10 (40.00%) JIRA Agile
3 3 (12.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) Grunt
4 2 (8.00%) gulp
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.00%) JMeter
5 1 (4.00%) MSTest
5 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Scrum Master
1 10 (40.00%) Scrum Master
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Coach
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Software Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Velocity
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) Ajax
3 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
3 2 (8.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) Sass
3 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) W3C
3 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Scrum
2 11 (44.00%) Waterfall
3 10 (40.00%) BDD
3 10 (40.00%) TDD
4 9 (36.00%) Coaching
5 7 (28.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Validation
7 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.00%) Use Case
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Mobile First
8 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
8 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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