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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 76 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.65% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.60% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£305 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £35.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-26.05% +29.09%
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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
602 334 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.59% 66.80% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 177 191
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.16 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.23% -25.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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
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 System Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 November 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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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 4 £305 -21.29%
Mid Wales - - - -
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) ERP
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Agresso
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) ADSL
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) LLU
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) ADSL
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) LLU
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco