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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 30 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.38% 0.87% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.68% 0.93% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 5 2
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£250 £270 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £275 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
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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
669 538 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.76% 93.08% 91.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 334 269
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 35
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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 +17 31 £224 -11.03% 3
West Wales - 4 £400 - 1
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (52.08%) ISTQB
2 23 (47.92%) ISEB
3 21 (43.75%) Selenium
4 20 (41.67%) Java
5 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
6 16 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 15 (31.25%) Finance
8 14 (29.17%) Automation Testing
9 13 (27.08%) C#
10 12 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 12 (25.00%) Scrum
10 12 (25.00%) AS400
10 12 (25.00%) Load Testing
10 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 12 (25.00%) Banking
11 11 (22.92%) JMeter
12 10 (20.83%) JUnit
12 10 (20.83%) .NET
12 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
12 10 (20.83%) Test Management
12 10 (20.83%) Kanban
12 10 (20.83%) Open Source
12 10 (20.83%) TestNG
13 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
13 9 (18.75%) JIRA
13 9 (18.75%) TDD
14 8 (16.67%) Bugzilla

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 12 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Selenium
2 16 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 11 (22.92%) JMeter
4 10 (20.83%) JUnit
4 10 (20.83%) TestNG
5 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (18.75%) JIRA
6 8 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
6 8 (16.67%) Bugzilla
6 8 (16.67%) Subversion
7 7 (14.58%) Maven
7 7 (14.58%) Ant
7 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
8 5 (10.42%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) AS400
2 10 (20.83%) Open Source
3 8 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 4 (8.33%) iSeries
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Automation Testing
2 12 (25.00%) Scrum
2 12 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (20.83%) Software Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Test Management
3 10 (20.83%) Kanban
4 9 (18.75%) TDD
5 8 (16.67%) BDD
6 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
10 2 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (2.08%) Change Control
11 1 (2.08%) Build Automation
11 1 (2.08%) System Testing
11 1 (2.08%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.08%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) Scala
4 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) ISTQB
2 23 (47.92%) ISEB
3 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
4 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle
1 4 (8.33%) IBM
2 3 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
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