Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 73 72
Rank change year-on-year -24 -1 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 21 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.21% 1.58% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.90% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 21
Wales median daily rate £390 £346 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.64% -11.22% +27.87%
10th Percentile £281 £311 £275
90th Percentile £453 £411 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £9.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +19.29% +20.69%

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 1,517 1,001 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.69% 83.49% 85.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 674 857
Wales median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £179 £212
90th Percentile £588 £554 £561
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 50
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +2.78% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £37.50 £46.03 £62.65
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -21 21 £390 +12.64% 5
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) ISTQB
4 10 (47.62%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
5 9 (42.86%) Unix
5 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
6 8 (38.10%) Project Management
7 7 (33.33%) XML
7 7 (33.33%) Degree
7 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Test Management
8 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 6 (28.57%) Requirements Management
8 6 (28.57%) PKI
8 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle
9 5 (23.81%) SOAP

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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) OPENHousing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) ISDN
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium
5 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.52%) FitNesse
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.52%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
6 1 (4.76%) JIRA
6 1 (4.76%) MSI
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support
6 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) SOAP
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (4.76%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) PKI
2 5 (23.81%) NHS
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (23.81%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 9 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
3 8 (38.10%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 6 (28.57%) Test Management
5 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Data Development
8 2 (9.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) ISTQB
2 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (19.05%) ISEB
4 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (23.81%) HP ALM
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) Capita
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Ivanti
4 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software