Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £278 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 84 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 -32 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 20 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.09% 1.41% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.44% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 58
Wales median daily rate £278 £375 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +47.06% +2.00%
10th Percentile £190 £285 £180
90th Percentile £483 £595 £352
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £33.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year -60.83% +10.62% +9.09%

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 1157 1385 1598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 97.95% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 929 1135
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £164 £199 £210
90th Percentile £550 £551 £475
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 89 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% - -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.83 £64.00 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +1 9 £250 -33.33% 3
North Wales - 2 £410 -
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) QA
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Teamcenter
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) DSDM
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Back Office
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) DSDM
3 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA