The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 57 44 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.98% 0.24% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.37% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £238 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% -37.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £238 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £238 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
518 270 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.75% 64.29% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 161 160
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £13.10 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -14 4 £175 -26.31% 7
West Wales - 3 £450 - 3
North Wales - - - -
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) ISEB
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) AS400
6 2 (15.38%) Workflow
6 2 (15.38%) Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.69%) BDD
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) HND
7 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Selenium
7 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
7 1 (7.69%) Rational Performance Tester

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
1 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Functional Tester
3 2 (15.38%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) AS400
2 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) V-Model
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) HND
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) HP
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