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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 30 31 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 53 38 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.77% 5.38% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.10% 5.68% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 5
Average daily rate
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£255 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £346 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.22% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.05 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+113.52% -51.96%
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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
869 669 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.66% 94.76% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 464 334
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.60% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £38.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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 -4 40 £273 +21.78%
West Wales -7 1 £188 -53.12%
North Wales - 1 £380 - 1
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.00%) ISEB
3 32 (32.00%) Java
3 32 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 29 (29.00%) Security Cleared
5 27 (27.00%) Selenium
6 26 (26.00%) SQL
7 25 (25.00%) .NET
7 25 (25.00%) JMeter
7 25 (25.00%) Finance
7 25 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 24 (24.00%) ISTQB
9 22 (22.00%) SQL Server
10 21 (21.00%) TDD
10 21 (21.00%) Scrum
11 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 20 (20.00%) BDD
12 19 (19.00%) Oracle
12 19 (19.00%) Banking
12 19 (19.00%) AS400
13 17 (17.00%) ETL
13 17 (17.00%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (14.00%) Regression Testing
14 14 (14.00%) Cucumber
15 13 (13.00%) PL/SQL
16 11 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (11.00%) Retail
16 11 (11.00%) Test-First Development
16 11 (11.00%) Retail Banking
16 11 (11.00%) .NET Framework

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (17.00%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (10.00%) DB2
3 10 (10.00%) SQLPlus
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.00%) DataStage
5 1 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (27.00%) Selenium
2 25 (25.00%) JMeter
3 14 (14.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 10 (10.00%) Toad
4 10 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 10 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (7.00%) Subversion
5 7 (7.00%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.00%) JIRA
6 6 (6.00%) JUnit
7 5 (5.00%) Bugzilla
7 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.00%) TestNG
7 5 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.00%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (2.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 25 (25.00%) Finance
2 19 (19.00%) Banking
3 11 (11.00%) Retail
3 11 (11.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.00%) .NET
2 11 (11.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (7.00%) HTML
4 5 (5.00%) Web Services
5 3 (3.00%) XML
5 3 (3.00%) XML Messaging
5 3 (3.00%) CSS
5 3 (3.00%) SOAP
6 1 (1.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) AS400
2 8 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.00%) GIS
4 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.00%) Linux
2 7 (7.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 21 (21.00%) TDD
3 21 (21.00%) Scrum
4 20 (20.00%) BDD
5 17 (17.00%) ETL
6 14 (14.00%) Regression Testing
7 11 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (11.00%) Test-First Development
8 10 (10.00%) Data Management
8 10 (10.00%) Stress Testing
9 9 (9.00%) Load Testing
9 9 (9.00%) Use Case
10 8 (8.00%) CRM
10 8 (8.00%) Test Management
10 8 (8.00%) Automation Testing
11 6 (6.00%) Open Source
11 6 (6.00%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.00%) Software Testing
12 4 (4.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.00%) Java
2 26 (26.00%) SQL
3 13 (13.00%) PL/SQL
4 7 (7.00%) C#
5 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.00%) BeanShell
7 3 (3.00%) Ruby
8 2 (2.00%) Scala
9 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (36.00%) ISEB
2 29 (29.00%) Security Cleared
3 25 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 24 (24.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.00%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.00%) Oracle
3 6 (6.00%) Informatica
3 6 (6.00%) Teradata
4 5 (5.00%) HP
5 4 (4.00%) Cognos
5 4 (4.00%) OpenText
6 3 (3.00%) ESRI
7 1 (1.00%) Tableau