The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 48 33
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.41% 2.88% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 3.34% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 1
Median daily rate £254 £308 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.47% +44.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 287 359 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.45% 86.09% 79.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 257 150
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Cardiff

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Cardiff

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Cardiff over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Cardiff

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Cardiff

Software Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) NHS
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Information Governance
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Sass
6 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Grunt
6 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
6 2 (20.00%) User Experience
6 2 (20.00%) gulp
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile First
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Publishing
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) W3C

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Grunt
1 2 (20.00%) gulp
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Lead
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Ajax
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) Sass
1 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) NHS
2 3 (30.00%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 2 (20.00%) W3C
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Information Governance
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile First
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM