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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 38 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 37 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.80% 0.18% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.08% 0.19% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 1 1
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£245 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
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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
729 514 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.55% 93.12% 92.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 326 278
Average daily rate £350 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.87 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £18.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 30 £224 - 2
West Wales - 5 £345 - 4
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Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (51.85%) ISTQB
2 26 (48.15%) ISEB
3 24 (44.44%) Selenium
4 22 (40.74%) Java
5 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
6 18 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
8 16 (29.63%) Test Scripting
8 16 (29.63%) Automation Testing
8 16 (29.63%) Scrum
9 15 (27.78%) Finance
9 15 (27.78%) C#
10 14 (25.93%) SharePoint
10 14 (25.93%) JMeter
10 14 (25.93%) Load Testing
11 13 (24.07%) Open Source
12 12 (22.22%) Test Management
12 12 (22.22%) Kanban
12 12 (22.22%) TestNG
12 12 (22.22%) AS400
12 12 (22.22%) JUnit
12 12 (22.22%) Banking
12 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
13 11 (20.37%) JIRA
13 11 (20.37%) TDD
13 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (20.37%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (18.52%) TortoiseSVN
14 10 (18.52%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 24 (44.44%) Selenium
2 18 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 14 (25.93%) JMeter
4 12 (22.22%) TestNG
4 12 (22.22%) JUnit
5 11 (20.37%) JIRA
5 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (18.52%) TortoiseSVN
6 10 (18.52%) Maven
6 10 (18.52%) Bugzilla
6 10 (18.52%) Subversion
7 9 (16.67%) Ant
7 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 5 (9.26%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.85%) LoadUI
11 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.85%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 12 (22.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) .NET
2 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.56%) SOAP
4 2 (3.70%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.85%) REST
5 1 (1.85%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Open Source
2 12 (22.22%) AS400
3 8 (14.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (7.41%) iSeries
5 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) Test Scripting
2 16 (29.63%) Automation Testing
2 16 (29.63%) Scrum
3 14 (25.93%) Load Testing
4 12 (22.22%) Test Management
4 12 (22.22%) Kanban
4 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 11 (20.37%) TDD
6 10 (18.52%) BDD
7 9 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.41%) Project Management
10 2 (3.70%) Web Testing
10 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.70%) Manual Testing
10 2 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (1.85%) Test Planning
11 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.85%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) Java
2 15 (27.78%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) Scala
4 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (51.85%) ISTQB
2 26 (48.15%) ISEB
3 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
4 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) IBM
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle
2 3 (5.56%) Informatica
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.85%) HP
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