Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 64 81
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17 -26
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.79% 2.13% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.55% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 19
South Wales median daily rate £346 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +12.90% -4.62%
10th Percentile £311 £235 £245
90th Percentile £408 £435 £321
Wales median daily rate £346 £390 £310
% change year-on-year -11.22% +25.81% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South Wales median hourly rate - - £17.50
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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 792 941 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.37% 83.57% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 675 807
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £222 £229
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -3.13% +11.27% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 34
South Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.75 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.35% +18.11% +9.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.45 £9.58
90th Percentile £51.00 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in South Wales

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in South Wales

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in South Wales

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +24 7 £346 -11.22%
Cardiff -17 2 - -
Caerphilly - 2 £410 -
Software Testing
Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 14 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
3 10 (58.82%) VLAN
3 10 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Oracle
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (58.82%) HP
3 10 (58.82%) ISEB
3 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (58.82%) Defect Management
3 10 (58.82%) Test Management
4 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
5 8 (47.06%) Unified Process
5 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) Project Management
5 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
5 8 (47.06%) RUP
6 5 (29.41%) C
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) IIS
7 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (23.53%) BMC
7 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) VLAN
2 4 (23.53%) VSAN
3 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JMeter
1 3 (17.65%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Test Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Software Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QC Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
1 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
3 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
3 10 (58.82%) Defect Management
3 10 (58.82%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (58.82%) Test Management
4 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
5 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
5 8 (47.06%) Project Management
5 8 (47.06%) RUP
5 8 (47.06%) Unified Process
6 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) UML
7 3 (17.65%) Use Case
7 3 (17.65%) User Stories
8 2 (11.76%) Network Management
8 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISEB
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Workstation
1 4 (23.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 4 (23.53%) SCOM
2 4 (23.53%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) HP
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) BMC
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Informatica
4 2 (11.76%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (11.76%) Teradata