Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 40 60
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.33% 2.90% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 3.49% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 18
Cardiff median daily rate - £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% +7.83%
South Wales median daily rate £346 £350 £310
% change year-on-year -1.07% +12.90% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £17.50
South Wales median hourly rate - - £17.50

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 531 459 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 86.34% 83.15% 81.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 370 582
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £187 £219
90th Percentile £500 £525 £463
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.75 £14.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.56% -4.20% +21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £37.50 £37.13 £21.05
South Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.75 £15.88
% change year-on-year +10.35% +18.11% +9.48%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) SAS
1 2 (100.00%) Informatica
1 2 (100.00%) MicroStrategy
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Teradata
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

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 (100.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) JMeter
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Informatica
1 2 (100.00%) MicroStrategy
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Teradata