Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 43 36
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 13 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.81% 2.36% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 2.39% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 43
Cardiff median daily rate £190 £363 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.59% +42.16% +7.37%
South Wales median daily rate £250 £375 £273
% change year-on-year -33.33% +37.61% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 591 543 842
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 98.37% 97.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 406 690
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £207
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 33 27 21
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +1.96%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.65 £9.75
90th Percentile £32.88 £36.55 £20.00
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% +3.70%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) QA

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:

General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA