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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 40 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.91% 1.07% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 1.17% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 3
Average daily rate
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£213 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% -16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.26% +192.50%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 515 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.42% 91.96% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 311 307
Average daily rate £365 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -7.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 32
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £20.70 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 1 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 25 £211 -16.00%
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 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 (60.98%) ISTQB
2 24 (58.54%) ISEB
3 20 (48.78%) Selenium
4 19 (46.34%) Java
5 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
6 15 (36.59%) WebDriver
6 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
6 15 (36.59%) Finance
7 13 (31.71%) Scrum
7 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
7 13 (31.71%) Automation Testing
8 12 (29.27%) C#
8 12 (29.27%) AS400
9 11 (26.83%) SharePoint
9 11 (26.83%) .NET
9 11 (26.83%) Load Testing
9 11 (26.83%) Kanban
10 10 (24.39%) Test Management
10 10 (24.39%) TestNG
10 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (24.39%) Open Source
10 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
10 10 (24.39%) Banking
10 10 (24.39%) JUnit
11 9 (21.95%) JMeter
11 9 (21.95%) .NET Framework
11 9 (21.95%) JIRA
12 8 (19.51%) Subversion
12 8 (19.51%) Bugzilla

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 11 (26.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.44%) SAP SRM
Development Applications
1 20 (48.78%) Selenium
2 15 (36.59%) WebDriver
3 10 (24.39%) TestNG
3 10 (24.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (24.39%) JUnit
4 9 (21.95%) JMeter
4 9 (21.95%) JIRA
5 8 (19.51%) Subversion
5 8 (19.51%) Bugzilla
5 8 (19.51%) TortoiseSVN
6 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
6 7 (17.07%) Ant
6 7 (17.07%) Maven
7 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.44%) JBehave
9 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 10 (24.39%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) .NET
2 9 (21.95%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.44%) RESTful
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) AS400
2 10 (24.39%) Open Source
3 8 (19.51%) Client/Server
4 4 (9.76%) iSeries
5 1 (2.44%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Scrum
1 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
1 13 (31.71%) Automation Testing
2 11 (26.83%) Load Testing
2 11 (26.83%) Kanban
3 10 (24.39%) Test Management
3 10 (24.39%) Software Testing
4 8 (19.51%) BDD
5 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
5 7 (17.07%) TDD
6 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.44%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Stress Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.44%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) Java
2 12 (29.27%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) ISTQB
2 24 (58.54%) ISEB
3 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
4 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) IBM
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Informatica
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
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