Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 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.

Software Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 84 67
Rank change year-on-year 0 -17 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 24 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.33% 1.61% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.91% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 40
Wales median daily rate £368 £360 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +16.13% -4.62%
10th Percentile £313 £165 £229
90th Percentile £438 £575 £350
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Wales median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% -

Software 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 1,221 1,257 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 85.32% 84.25% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 934 874
Wales median daily rate £400 £409 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +16.79% -3.45%
10th Percentile £224 £190 £236
90th Percentile £560 £556 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 52 54
Wales median hourly rate £26.91 £23.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.74% +60.34% -4.92%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £54.04
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.93
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.30% +24.63%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Wales

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Wales

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Wales

Software 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 Software Testing within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. 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
South Wales +10 19 £368 +13.08% 3
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 17 (89.47%) Test Scripting
2 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
3 15 (78.95%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) VLAN
4 11 (57.89%) Test Management
4 11 (57.89%) Oracle
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (57.89%) HP
4 11 (57.89%) ISEB
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Configuration Management
4 11 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (57.89%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (57.89%) Defect Management
4 11 (57.89%) HP ALM
5 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
5 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
5 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
6 9 (47.37%) Unified Process
6 9 (47.37%) Project Management
6 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
6 9 (47.37%) RUP
7 6 (31.58%) C
7 6 (31.58%) JIRA
7 6 (31.58%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (31.58%) User Stories
8 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Romanian Language
8 5 (26.32%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (26.32%) Scrum

Software 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) Confluence
1 4 (21.05%) IIS
1 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) VLAN
2 4 (21.05%) VSAN
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) JMeter
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (26.32%) Romanian Language
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Test Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.26%) Information Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer in Test
5 1 (5.26%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QC Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Test Scripting
2 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Configuration Management
3 11 (57.89%) Defect Management
3 11 (57.89%) Performance Monitoring
3 11 (57.89%) Test Management
4 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
5 9 (47.37%) PRINCE2
5 9 (47.37%) Project Management
5 9 (47.37%) RUP
5 9 (47.37%) Unified Process
6 6 (31.58%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (31.58%) User Stories
7 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (15.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C
3 4 (21.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) ISEB
2 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Workstation
1 4 (21.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) HP ALM
1 11 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (26.32%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (21.05%) SCCM
3 4 (21.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) HP
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
1 11 (57.89%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) BMC
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Informatica
4 2 (10.53%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (10.53%) Teradata