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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 23 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 42 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.83% 3.51% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.29% 3.76% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 8
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£255 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £368 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -17.64%
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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
668 611 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 92.65% 93.14% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 363 214
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £14.50 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 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 27 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 +11 31 £255 -21.53% 6
North Wales - - - - 1
Tester
UK

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (34.85%) Automation Testing
2 21 (31.82%) Selenium
2 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 20 (30.30%) Security Cleared
4 19 (28.79%) WebDriver
4 19 (28.79%) ISTQB
4 19 (28.79%) ISEB
5 18 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 17 (25.76%) .NET
6 17 (25.76%) Scrum
7 15 (22.73%) SQL
7 15 (22.73%) C#
7 15 (22.73%) Open Source
7 15 (22.73%) .NET Framework
8 14 (21.21%) JIRA
8 14 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (21.21%) Load Testing
8 14 (21.21%) Test Management
8 14 (21.21%) Finance
9 13 (19.70%) Client/Server
9 13 (19.70%) Jenkins
10 12 (18.18%) BDD
10 12 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 12 (18.18%) Bugzilla
10 12 (18.18%) TDD
10 12 (18.18%) Subversion
11 11 (16.67%) ETL
11 11 (16.67%) Kanban

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 12 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) JBoss
2 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (13.64%) DB2
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) SQLPlus
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (31.82%) Selenium
2 19 (28.79%) WebDriver
3 14 (21.21%) JIRA
3 14 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (19.70%) Jenkins
5 12 (18.18%) Bugzilla
5 12 (18.18%) Subversion
6 9 (13.64%) JMeter
7 7 (10.61%) TortoiseSVN
8 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
9 4 (6.06%) TestNG
9 4 (6.06%) JUnit
10 2 (3.03%) Toad
10 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (1.52%) LoadUI
11 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
11 1 (1.52%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 8 (12.12%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) .NET
2 15 (22.73%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.06%) SOAP
4 2 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) XML Messaging
4 2 (3.03%) Spring
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.03%) CSS
4 2 (3.03%) HTML
4 2 (3.03%) Java SE
4 2 (3.03%) Spring MVC
4 2 (3.03%) jQuery
4 2 (3.03%) RESTful
4 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.03%) HTML5
4 2 (3.03%) CSS3
5 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Open Source
2 13 (19.70%) Client/Server
3 8 (12.12%) AS400
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Statistics
5 1 (1.52%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (34.85%) Automation Testing
2 21 (31.82%) Test Scripting
3 17 (25.76%) Scrum
4 14 (21.21%) Load Testing
4 14 (21.21%) Test Management
5 12 (18.18%) BDD
5 12 (18.18%) TDD
6 11 (16.67%) ETL
6 11 (16.67%) Kanban
7 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
8 9 (13.64%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.09%) Project Management
10 5 (7.58%) CRM
11 3 (4.55%) Use Case
12 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (3.03%) Data Management
12 2 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (3.03%) MVC
12 2 (3.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) C#
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Java
3 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
4 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.79%) ISEB
2 19 (28.79%) ISTQB
3 18 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) vCloud
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) Teradata
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) Informatica
3 2 (3.03%) VMware
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