The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 67 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.80% 0.97% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.39% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
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£314 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
538 360 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 71.83% 70.18% 67.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 229 238
Average daily rate £390 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 14 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 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.55 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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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 22 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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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 -18 2 - - 3
Mid Wales - - - -
System Testing
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System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (41.67%) Migration
1 5 (41.67%) Test Management
1 5 (41.67%) Data Migration
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (25.00%) QA
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) SNMP
5 1 (8.33%) Agresso
5 1 (8.33%) Back Office
5 1 (8.33%) Electronics
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1 (8.33%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SNMP
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
1 1 (8.33%) xDSL
1 1 (8.33%) GPON
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
1 1 (8.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
1 5 (41.67%) Test Management
1 5 (41.67%) Data Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) V-Model
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
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