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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 48 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.61% 1.44% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.84% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 6
Median daily rate £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £350 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £316
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -  

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 533 434 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.69% 77.92% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 305 479
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 21 27
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 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 -3 8 £325 -7.14%
North Wales - 1 £313 - 2
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (35.00%) QA
5 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (30.00%) NHS
5 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Use Case
6 5 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 5 (25.00%) IBM
6 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 5 (25.00%) UML
7 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (15.00%) Test Management
8 3 (15.00%) Information Governance
8 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) Grunt
4 1 (5.00%) gulp
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Team Leader
4 4 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Lead Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Lead
7 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) Kafka
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) Sass
2 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) NHS
2 5 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (25.00%) UML
3 5 (25.00%) Use Case
4 4 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) Test Management
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) HL7
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 13485
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft