The median contractor rate for a Tester was £328 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 48 26
Rank change year-on-year -12 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 8 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.32% 1.45% 6.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.50% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 50
Median daily rate £328 £450 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.22% +47.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £278 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £600 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £303
% change year-on-year +1.51% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 594 534 831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.43% 96.91% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 348 565
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 39
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Wales

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Wales

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Wales

Tester
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 Tester within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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 -9 2 £328 -45.41% 2
Tester
UK

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
2 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (30.43%) Selenium
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
7 4 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
8 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.70%) JIRA
9 2 (8.70%) Kanban
9 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
9 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
9 2 (8.70%) User Experience
10 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (4.35%) SDLC

Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Capybara
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Service Management
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle