The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 46 31 43
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 19 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.75% 3.85% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 4.03% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 2
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£255 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +6.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
665 471 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.38% 95.54% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 253 238
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £238 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 44
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Tester
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 Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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 -12 16 £255 -23.88% 3
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UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) Selenium
3 18 (31.03%) Scrum
3 18 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (29.31%) ISEB
4 17 (29.31%) Test Scripting
4 17 (29.31%) WebDriver
5 14 (24.14%) Open Source
5 14 (24.14%) ISTQB
5 14 (24.14%) C#
5 14 (24.14%) Automation Testing
6 13 (22.41%) SQL
6 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
6 13 (22.41%) Kanban
7 12 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (20.69%) JIRA
7 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
7 12 (20.69%) Load Testing
7 12 (20.69%) .NET
8 11 (18.97%) ETL
8 11 (18.97%) TDD
8 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
8 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
8 11 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (18.97%) BDD
8 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
9 10 (17.24%) Subversion
9 10 (17.24%) Test Management
9 10 (17.24%) Bugzilla
10 9 (15.52%) DB2

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (22.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) JBoss
2 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (15.52%) DB2
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) SQLPlus
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (36.21%) Selenium
2 17 (29.31%) WebDriver
3 12 (20.69%) JIRA
3 12 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
5 10 (17.24%) Bugzilla
5 10 (17.24%) Subversion
6 9 (15.52%) TortoiseSVN
7 8 (13.79%) JMeter
8 6 (10.34%) SoapUI
9 4 (6.90%) Maven
10 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
11 2 (3.45%) LoadUI
11 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (3.45%) Toad
11 2 (3.45%) Ant
11 2 (3.45%) JUnit
11 2 (3.45%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (3.45%) TestNG
12 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.90%) SOAP
4 2 (3.45%) XML
4 2 (3.45%) Spring
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.45%) CSS
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) Java SE
4 2 (3.45%) JSON
4 2 (3.45%) Spring MVC
4 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 2 (3.45%) RESTful
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.45%) HTML5
4 2 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) CSS3
4 2 (3.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Open Source
2 8 (13.79%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.45%) Statistics
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) EPoS
4 1 (1.72%) AS400
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) Scrum
3 17 (29.31%) Test Scripting
4 14 (24.14%) Automation Testing
5 13 (22.41%) Kanban
6 12 (20.69%) Load Testing
6 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
7 11 (18.97%) TDD
7 11 (18.97%) ETL
7 11 (18.97%) BDD
8 10 (17.24%) Test Management
9 6 (10.34%) Project Management
10 3 (5.17%) Manual Testing
11 2 (3.45%) Data Validation
11 2 (3.45%) Web Testing
11 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.45%) Validation
11 2 (3.45%) MVC
11 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) C#
2 13 (22.41%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) Java
4 2 (3.45%) Scala
4 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) ISEB
2 14 (24.14%) ISTQB
3 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) vCloud
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Teradata
2 3 (5.17%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) Informatica
3 2 (3.45%) VMware
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
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