The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 49 27 41
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.96% 3.69% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 4.44% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 6
Median daily rate £364 £303 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.24% -15.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £289 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £337 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
Automated Testing
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 225 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.95% 83.03% 83.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 174 222
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.83 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.06% -35.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cardiff region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Middleware
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) OO
4 4 (40.00%) Apache
4 4 (40.00%) Concordion
4 4 (40.00%) ANSI SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Selenium
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (20.00%) Ajax
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Subversion
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 4 (40.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Concordion
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (10.00%) Bower
4 1 (10.00%) Grunt
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Perl Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) UI/UX Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Developer
3 1 (10.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) Kafka
4 1 (10.00%) LESS
4 1 (10.00%) Mojolicious
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) ANSI SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Go
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle