Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 73 66
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 +31
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.15% 1.51% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.78% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 21
Wales median daily rate £363 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +2.36% +2.42%
10th Percentile £308 £165 £253
90th Percentile £581 £398 £350
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% +23.38% +10.00%

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 1,284 1,123 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.17% 84.69% 83.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 819 712
Wales median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £281 £185 £219
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 79 52
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +56.25% +14.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.95 £10.32
90th Percentile £50.09 £77.50 £54.90
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +17.37%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Wales over the 6 months to 17 June 2018.

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 6 months to 17 June 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 -6 16 £350 +7.69% 4
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
4 7 (41.18%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (29.41%) Data Development
5 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (29.41%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (29.41%) DevOps
5 5 (29.41%) Microservices
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (29.41%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (29.41%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (29.41%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (29.41%) CCNA
5 5 (29.41%) EMC
5 5 (29.41%) Unix
5 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) Validation
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (29.41%) Requirements Management
5 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture

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 (23.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (29.41%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.76%) InstallShield
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) MSI
3 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Test Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Verification Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Verification Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) UI Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) RESTful
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (29.41%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Project Management
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (29.41%) Data Development
4 5 (29.41%) DevOps
4 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) Microservices
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Requirements Management
4 5 (29.41%) Validation
5 4 (23.53%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) AWS Certification
4 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (11.76%) XenApp
1 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Ivanti