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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 30 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.47% 4.55% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.75% 4.81% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 4
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£255 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £384 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
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
674 540 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.13% 94.57% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 315 214
Average daily rate £363 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 29
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +2 24 £255 -21.53%
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Automation Testing
3 19 (33.33%) Selenium
3 19 (33.33%) ISEB
4 18 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (31.58%) Scrum
5 17 (29.82%) Test Scripting
6 16 (28.07%) ISTQB
7 15 (26.32%) WebDriver
8 14 (24.56%) Open Source
9 13 (22.81%) Kanban
9 13 (22.81%) C#
9 13 (22.81%) SQL
10 12 (21.05%) .NET
10 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
10 12 (21.05%) JIRA
10 12 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
11 11 (19.30%) .NET Framework
11 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
11 11 (19.30%) Load Testing
11 11 (19.30%) ETL
11 11 (19.30%) Finance
12 10 (17.54%) Bugzilla
12 10 (17.54%) Subversion
12 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
12 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
12 10 (17.54%) Test Management
12 10 (17.54%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) JBoss
2 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (15.79%) DB2
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) SQLPlus
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Selenium
2 15 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 12 (21.05%) JIRA
3 12 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
5 10 (17.54%) Bugzilla
5 10 (17.54%) Subversion
6 9 (15.79%) TortoiseSVN
7 7 (12.28%) JMeter
8 6 (10.53%) SoapUI
9 4 (7.02%) Maven
10 2 (3.51%) Toad
10 2 (3.51%) Ant
10 2 (3.51%) JUnit
10 2 (3.51%) TestNG
10 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (1.75%) LoadUI
11 1 (1.75%) Gradle
11 1 (1.75%) Artifactory
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) .NET
2 11 (19.30%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.02%) SOAP
4 2 (3.51%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) Spring
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) Java SE
4 2 (3.51%) JSON
4 2 (3.51%) Spring MVC
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) RESTful
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Open Source
2 8 (14.04%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.77%) AS400
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.75%) Statistics
5 1 (1.75%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Automation Testing
3 18 (31.58%) Scrum
4 17 (29.82%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.81%) Kanban
6 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 11 (19.30%) ETL
7 11 (19.30%) Load Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Test Management
8 10 (17.54%) BDD
9 9 (15.79%) TDD
10 6 (10.53%) Project Management
11 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
12 2 (3.51%) Data Management
12 2 (3.51%) Validation
12 2 (3.51%) MVC
12 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (3.51%) SOA
12 2 (3.51%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) C#
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) ISEB
2 16 (28.07%) ISTQB
3 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) vCloud
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Teradata
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) Informatica
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft