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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK / Wales
Rank 58 73 63
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.42% 0.73% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.87% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Median daily rate £190 £258 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.21% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 580 578 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.27% 84.88% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 396 295
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% +54.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +19 9 £190 -26.21%
West Wales - 1 £160 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (16.67%) User Experience
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) Finance
6 1 (8.33%) Fintech
6 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (8.33%) iPad
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management

Manual Testing
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
2 7 (58.33%) Manual Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Kanban
1 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
1 2 (16.67%) Regression Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Scrum
1 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Test Management
2 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB