The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 47 29 45
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.39% 3.81% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 4.11% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Average daily rate £288 £313 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
654 389 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 91.85% 92.62% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 229 218
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.15 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -16 13 £288 -4.16% 1
West Wales - - - -
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
1 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 6 (18.18%) ISEB
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) Rational Performance Tester
5 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
6 4 (12.12%) QA
6 4 (12.12%) Selenium
6 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.12%) Web Services
6 4 (12.12%) BDD
6 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
7 3 (9.09%) Open Source
7 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (9.09%) Finance
7 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) SOA
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (6.06%) CTC Cleared

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 5 (15.15%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (6.06%) JBehave
5 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.03%) Concordion
6 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.03%) Calabash
6 1 (3.03%) Ant
6 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.03%) Toad
6 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
6 1 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) DOM
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) BDD
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (9.09%) SOA
6 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.06%) CRM
7 2 (6.06%) Change Control
8 1 (3.03%) ERP
8 1 (3.03%) Code Coverage
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.03%) System Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ISEB
2 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) HP
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