The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 24 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.

Quality Assurance Tester
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 58 79
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.36% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.37% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £295 £350
% change year-on-year +11.01% -15.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +100.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 594 545 835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.43% 96.98% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 356 566
Median daily rate £363 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 40
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, QA 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 Wales region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation

QA Tester Skill Set
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%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA