The median contractor rate for a Senior Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 28 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.

Senior Tester
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 55 74
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Tester 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.16% 0.54% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.56% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £325 £600 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.83% +29.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £383
% change year-on-year +5.33% -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 595 537 816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.43% 96.93% 96.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1260 1207 1744
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 117 142
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 £10.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.70 £40.40 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Senior Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Tester in Wales

Senior Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Tester in Wales

Senior Tester
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 Senior Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 -2 1 £325 -45.83%
Senior Tester
UK

Senior Tester Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration

Senior 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA