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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 76 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.37% 3.45% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 4.31% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 15
Median daily rate £408 £305 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.60% +6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £200 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £313 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
676 557 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 84.08% 80.14% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 432 376
Median daily rate £433 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £52.03 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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
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 10 December 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 -16 3 £408 +35.83% 1
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
2 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) ISEB
4 11 (34.38%) Scrum
4 11 (34.38%) JIRA
4 11 (34.38%) Selenium
4 11 (34.38%) Waterfall
5 10 (31.25%) BDD
5 10 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (31.25%) JIRA Agile
5 10 (31.25%) Velocity
5 10 (31.25%) Finance
5 10 (31.25%) TDD
6 9 (28.13%) Coaching
7 8 (25.00%) Virtual Team
8 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
8 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
8 7 (21.88%) SQL
8 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
9 6 (18.75%) Project Management
9 6 (18.75%) WinRunner
9 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
10 5 (15.63%) C#
10 5 (15.63%) Java
10 5 (15.63%) QA
10 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
11 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Validation
11 4 (12.50%) JMeter

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 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) JIRA
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) JIRA Agile
3 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
4 6 (18.75%) HP UFT
4 6 (18.75%) WinRunner
5 4 (12.50%) JMeter
6 2 (6.25%) Grunt
6 2 (6.25%) gulp
6 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.13%) MSTest
7 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Agile Scrum Master
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
1 10 (31.25%) Scrum Master
1 10 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Agile Coach
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Test Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Velocity
2 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.25%) Ajax
4 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.25%) CSS
4 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) HTML5
4 2 (6.25%) jQuery
4 2 (6.25%) REST
4 2 (6.25%) Sass
4 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 3 (9.38%) AS400
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Scrum
2 11 (34.38%) Waterfall
3 10 (31.25%) BDD
3 10 (31.25%) TDD
4 9 (28.13%) Coaching
5 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) SDLC
7 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Validation
8 3 (9.38%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Test Management
8 3 (9.38%) Use Case
8 3 (9.38%) Workflow
9 2 (6.25%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) ISEB
3 10 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft