The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.19% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
278 108 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 75.96% 62.43% 62.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 72 66
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £105.00 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+536.36% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Automated Testing
South Wales

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) CMS
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
3 5 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (50.00%) CRM
3 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Document Management
4 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (40.00%) Lync
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) SaaS
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) Knowledge Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) CMS
1 5 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Lync
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (20.00%) Ant
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Maven
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JBehave
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) Hudson
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
4 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Welsh Language
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Test Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Development Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Development Team Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) CRM
4 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 4 (40.00%) Document Management
4 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) RUP
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) XPath
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) HP