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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 57 69 45
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing System Testing 14 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.81% 1.12% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.44% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£424 £313 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.27% +95.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
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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
624 625 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.62% 77.45% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 404 182
Average daily rate £361 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
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 21 9 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.45 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £17.75
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 29 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 16 (84.21%) ISEB
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (84.21%) Business Analysis
1 16 (84.21%) Use Case
1 16 (84.21%) User Acceptance Testing
1 16 (84.21%) SC Cleared
1 16 (84.21%) Security Cleared
1 16 (84.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 16 (84.21%) Axure RP
1 16 (84.21%) User Stories
2 15 (78.95%) User Experience
2 15 (78.95%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) Confluence
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Informatica
5 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Data Mart
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (26.32%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 16 (84.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 16 (84.21%) Axure RP
2 5 (26.32%) JIRA
General
1 15 (78.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Analyst
2 14 (73.68%) Business Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Informatica Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ETL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (84.21%) Business Analysis
1 16 (84.21%) Use Case
1 16 (84.21%) User Acceptance Testing
1 16 (84.21%) User Stories
2 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) ETL
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) ISEB
1 16 (84.21%) SC Cleared
1 16 (84.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) SAP