Period
to 24 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

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.

Quality Assurance Tester
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 105 96
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.27% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.27% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Wales median daily rate - £328 -
UK median daily rate £384 £400 £339
% change year-on-year -4.06% +17.91% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £11.50 £63.50
% change year-on-year - -81.89% +116.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,334 1,458 1,165
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 97.53% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 1,032 802
Wales median daily rate £425 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £285 £175
90th Percentile £605 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 66 98
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £12.49 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.08% -42.23% +60.19%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.16 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.63 £30.00 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Wales

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in Wales