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 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
Tester
Rank 26 67 33
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 49 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.33% 1.36% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.75% 1.46% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 7 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £201 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +3.44%
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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
726 752 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 93.80% 93.18% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 466 235
Average daily rate £365 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £10.85 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £25.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +30 37 £313 +4.16% 2
West Wales - 2 £500 -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.24%) Test Scripting
3 26 (32.91%) Security Cleared
3 26 (32.91%) ISEB
4 25 (31.65%) .NET
5 24 (30.38%) Java
5 24 (30.38%) SC Cleared
5 24 (30.38%) Selenium
6 21 (26.58%) SQL
6 21 (26.58%) TDD
6 21 (26.58%) Scrum
7 20 (25.32%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
8 19 (24.05%) JMeter
8 19 (24.05%) BDD
9 16 (20.25%) Automation Testing
10 14 (17.72%) Regression Testing
10 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
11 13 (16.46%) ETL
12 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
12 12 (15.19%) WebDriver
12 12 (15.19%) Performance Testing
13 11 (13.92%) .NET Framework
13 11 (13.92%) Cucumber
13 11 (13.92%) Test-First Development
14 10 (12.66%) DB2
14 10 (12.66%) SpecFlow
15 9 (11.39%) Use Case
15 9 (11.39%) Load Testing
16 8 (10.13%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.66%) DB2
4 3 (3.80%) SQLPlus
4 3 (3.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (30.38%) Selenium
2 19 (24.05%) JMeter
3 12 (15.19%) WebDriver
4 11 (13.92%) Cucumber
5 10 (12.66%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.59%) JIRA
6 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (7.59%) JUnit
7 5 (6.33%) Subversion
7 5 (6.33%) Bugzilla
7 5 (6.33%) TestNG
7 5 (6.33%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.80%) Toad
8 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.65%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.33%) SOAP
4 3 (3.80%) XML Messaging
4 3 (3.80%) XML
4 3 (3.80%) CSS
4 3 (3.80%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Client/Server
2 7 (8.86%) AS400
3 6 (7.59%) Open Source
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) EPoS
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.24%) Test Scripting
3 21 (26.58%) TDD
3 21 (26.58%) Scrum
4 19 (24.05%) BDD
5 16 (20.25%) Automation Testing
6 14 (17.72%) Regression Testing
7 13 (16.46%) ETL
8 12 (15.19%) Performance Testing
9 11 (13.92%) Test-First Development
10 9 (11.39%) Use Case
10 9 (11.39%) Load Testing
11 8 (10.13%) Test Management
11 8 (10.13%) CRM
12 4 (5.06%) Manual Testing
12 4 (5.06%) Software Testing
13 3 (3.80%) Data Management
13 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
14 2 (2.53%) Non-Functional Testing
14 2 (2.53%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) Java
2 21 (26.58%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) C#
4 6 (7.59%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) Scala
6 2 (2.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (32.91%) Security Cleared
1 26 (32.91%) ISEB
2 24 (30.38%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) Teradata
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle
4 5 (6.33%) HP
5 4 (5.06%) OpenText
6 1 (1.27%) Informatica