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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 31 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 49 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.80% 2.54% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 2.66% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 5
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£270 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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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
793 752 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 93.85% 95.43% 90.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 470 262
Average daily rate £350 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 30
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +19 34 £308 +20.58%
West Wales - 1 £188 -
North Wales - 1 £380 -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Tester
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Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 37 (37.76%) ISEB
2 36 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (32.65%) Test Scripting
4 29 (29.59%) Security Cleared
5 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
5 25 (25.51%) ISTQB
5 25 (25.51%) Java
5 25 (25.51%) .NET
6 24 (24.49%) Selenium
7 23 (23.47%) Finance
8 21 (21.43%) JMeter
8 21 (21.43%) TDD
8 21 (21.43%) Scrum
9 20 (20.41%) Banking
9 20 (20.41%) AS400
10 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
10 19 (19.39%) BDD
11 18 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
12 17 (17.35%) SQL
13 15 (15.31%) Automation Testing
14 14 (14.29%) Regression Testing
15 13 (13.27%) ETL
16 12 (12.24%) Performance Testing
17 11 (11.22%) .NET Framework
17 11 (11.22%) Cucumber
17 11 (11.22%) Oracle
17 11 (11.22%) Test-First Development
18 10 (10.20%) WebDriver
18 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
1 18 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.18%) DB2
3 6 (6.12%) SQLPlus
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (24.49%) Selenium
2 21 (21.43%) JMeter
3 11 (11.22%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow
4 10 (10.20%) WebDriver
5 6 (6.12%) JIRA
5 6 (6.12%) JUnit
5 6 (6.12%) Toad
5 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.10%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.10%) Bugzilla
6 5 (5.10%) Subversion
6 5 (5.10%) TestNG
6 5 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 20 (20.41%) Banking
3 9 (9.18%) Retail
4 8 (8.16%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.51%) .NET
2 11 (11.22%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.10%) SOAP
4 3 (3.06%) CSS
4 3 (3.06%) XML
4 3 (3.06%) XML Messaging
4 3 (3.06%) HTML
5 1 (1.02%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) AS400
2 8 (8.16%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.06%) GIS
4 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) EPoS
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.06%) UNIX
2 2 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.65%) Test Scripting
3 21 (21.43%) TDD
3 21 (21.43%) Scrum
4 19 (19.39%) BDD
5 15 (15.31%) Automation Testing
6 14 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 13 (13.27%) ETL
8 12 (12.24%) Performance Testing
9 11 (11.22%) Test-First Development
10 9 (9.18%) Load Testing
10 9 (9.18%) Use Case
11 8 (8.16%) Test Management
11 8 (8.16%) CRM
12 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (6.12%) Data Management
13 6 (6.12%) Open Source
14 5 (5.10%) Stress Testing
14 5 (5.10%) Software Testing
15 3 (3.06%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.51%) Java
2 17 (17.35%) SQL
3 9 (9.18%) PL/SQL
4 7 (7.14%) C#
5 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.04%) Scala
7 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (37.76%) ISEB
2 29 (29.59%) Security Cleared
3 25 (25.51%) ISTQB
3 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) HP
4 4 (4.08%) OpenText
4 4 (4.08%) Teradata
5 3 (3.06%) ESRI
6 1 (1.02%) Informatica
6 1 (1.02%) Tableau