Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £366 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 84 80
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 23 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.37% 1.15% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.20% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 21
Wales median daily rate £366 £278 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.98% -14.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £230 £190 £190
90th Percentile £456 £471 £475
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.63% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £16.85 £13.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +29.62% -53.57% -27.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,630 1,249 1,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 95.93% 97.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,118 823 944
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £180 £185
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 75 94
Wales median hourly rate £14.04 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.16 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.64 £59.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.76%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Wales over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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 -10 16 £338 +53.41% 6
West Wales +4 5 £425 +21.43%
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Tester contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Tester in the job title.

1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 11 (47.83%) Selenium
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) C#
5 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
5 6 (26.09%) API Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) SOAP
7 4 (17.39%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
7 4 (17.39%) Digital Media
7 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
7 4 (17.39%) Power BI
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
8 3 (13.04%) .NET
9 2 (8.70%) MySQL
9 2 (8.70%) Oracle
9 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
9 2 (8.70%) IBM
9 2 (8.70%) Java
9 2 (8.70%) ISEB
9 2 (8.70%) Project Management
9 2 (8.70%) Migration

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Power BI
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
3 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) SOAP
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) Nightwatchjs
3 2 (8.70%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) API Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Product Management
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
7 1 (4.35%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) Go
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) CEH
2 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle