The median contractor rate for a Tester was £328 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 35 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.61% 1.08% 5.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.12% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 19
Cardiff median daily rate £328 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.16% -3.22%  
10th Percentile £316 £300 £185
90th Percentile £343 £300 £335
South Wales median daily rate £328 £600 £310
% change year-on-year -45.41% +93.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 314 269 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.15% 96.76% 97.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 597 886
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £175 £194 £186
90th Percentile £525 £513 £455
South Wales median daily rate £358 £375 £356
% change year-on-year -4.53% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 32 32
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.86 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.48% +8.04%  
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £37.25 £19.00 £17.50
South Wales median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year +20.59% -1.45%  

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 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 June 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 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Selenium
4 3 (27.27%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile First
6 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Fintech
6 1 (9.09%) Open Source
6 1 (9.09%) iPad
6 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Fintech
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle