The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 54 62 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing System Testing 16 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.06% 0.80% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.07% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£424 £313 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.60% +95.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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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
591 563 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.16% 74.97% 69.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 359 166
Average daily rate £365 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 10
Average hourly rate £17.46 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.16% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.45 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Wales region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wales

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Wales region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 17 (85.00%) SC Cleared
1 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 16 (80.00%) Use Case
2 16 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (80.00%) ISEB
2 16 (80.00%) User Stories
2 16 (80.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 16 (80.00%) Axure RP
3 15 (75.00%) User Experience
3 15 (75.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 5 (25.00%) Confluence
5 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Informatica
7 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.00%) ETL
7 2 (10.00%) Data Mart
7 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
8 1 (5.00%) Physical Data Model
8 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
8 1 (5.00%) WAN
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco
8 1 (5.00%) ERP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 16 (80.00%) Axure RP
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Analyst
2 14 (70.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Informatica Developer
6 1 (5.00%) ETL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Business Analysis
1 16 (80.00%) Use Case
1 16 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (80.00%) User Stories
2 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) ETL
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Physical Data Model
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) SC Cleared
1 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (80.00%) ISEB
3 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Informatica
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco