The median contractor rate for a Tester was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 57 15
Rank change year-on-year +27 -42  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.68% 1.52% 8.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 1.53% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 22
Median daily rate £190 £280 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +9.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £286
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 322 392 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.83% 98.99% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 274 188
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Cardiff

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Cardiff

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Cardiff over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Cardiff

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Cardiff

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Finance
1 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) JBoss
3 5 (35.71%) JMeter
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 3 (21.43%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) RAD
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) SOAP
6 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
7 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Mobile First
7 1 (7.14%) QA Automation

Tester Skill Set
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 5 (35.71%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) JMeter
3 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 3 (21.43%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.14%) The Grinder
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Fintech
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) RAD
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Siebel
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