Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 22 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.

Manual Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 104 112
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.084% 0.14% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.17% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Wales median daily rate - £300 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +57.89% -44.93%
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.69% -13.33% +72.41%

Manual 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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 999 1194 1312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.46% 83.85% 80.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 844 955
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £177 £214 £235
90th Percentile £554 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 54 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -5.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.58 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Wales

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Wales

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Wales

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 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
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual 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 Wales region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) TestRail

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) TestRail
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP