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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 57 44 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.83% 1.73% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.48% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 1
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£325 £269 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.81% +106.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
553 363 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.10% 69.81% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 226 239
Average daily rate £390 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -15 12 £325 +22.52% 3
West Wales -9 1 £450 -
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (86.21%) Test Scripting
2 21 (72.41%) Scrum
3 19 (65.52%) ISEB
3 19 (65.52%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (62.07%) Selenium
4 18 (62.07%) Test Management
5 17 (58.62%) Load Testing
5 17 (58.62%) ISTQB
5 17 (58.62%) C#
5 17 (58.62%) Java
5 17 (58.62%) SharePoint
5 17 (58.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (58.62%) TestNG
5 17 (58.62%) Security Cleared
5 17 (58.62%) WebDriver
5 17 (58.62%) Automation Testing
6 16 (55.17%) Open Source
6 16 (55.17%) BDD
6 16 (55.17%) Kanban
6 16 (55.17%) TortoiseSVN
6 16 (55.17%) JUnit
6 16 (55.17%) .NET
6 16 (55.17%) JMeter
6 16 (55.17%) Bugzilla
6 16 (55.17%) .NET Framework
6 16 (55.17%) JIRA
6 16 (55.17%) TDD
6 16 (55.17%) Subversion
7 15 (51.72%) Maven
7 15 (51.72%) Client/Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 17 (58.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (62.07%) Selenium
2 17 (58.62%) TestNG
2 17 (58.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (58.62%) WebDriver
3 16 (55.17%) TortoiseSVN
3 16 (55.17%) JMeter
3 16 (55.17%) Bugzilla
3 16 (55.17%) Subversion
3 16 (55.17%) JUnit
3 16 (55.17%) JIRA
4 15 (51.72%) Ant
4 15 (51.72%) Maven
4 15 (51.72%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Tester
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) ScrumMaster
3 3 (10.34%) Automation Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) .NET
1 16 (55.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (55.17%) Open Source
2 15 (51.72%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.34%) AS400
3 3 (10.34%) iSeries
4 1 (3.45%) Statistics
4 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Test Scripting
2 21 (72.41%) Scrum
3 18 (62.07%) Test Management
4 17 (58.62%) Automation Testing
4 17 (58.62%) Load Testing
5 16 (55.17%) TDD
5 16 (55.17%) Kanban
5 16 (55.17%) BDD
6 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
9 2 (6.90%) CRM
9 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
10 1 (3.45%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) C#
1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) ISEB
2 17 (58.62%) ISTQB
2 17 (58.62%) Security Cleared
3 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (65.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
1 3 (10.34%) IBM
1 3 (10.34%) Informatica
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) HP