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 3 months to 28 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.

Software Testing
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 66 58
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.43% 2.04% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.40% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Median daily rate £325 £304 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.99% -11.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £266 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £320 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  

Software 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 574 583 559
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 81.88% 84.86% 76.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 399 312
Median daily rate £396 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Wales over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 28 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 +13 9 £325 +6.99%
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Load Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 4 (30.77%) NHS
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
6 3 (23.08%) QA
6 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) SDLC
6 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
6 3 (23.08%) Information Governance
7 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (15.38%) Grunt
7 2 (15.38%) TypeScript
7 2 (15.38%) User Experience
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (15.38%) Sass

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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Grunt
1 2 (15.38%) gulp
1 2 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
5 1 (7.69%) NHS Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Ajax
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) Sass
2 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) NHS
2 3 (23.08%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) W3C
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Load Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) Information Governance
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile First
5 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM