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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 34 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.17% 1.74% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.39% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
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£390 £370 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -5.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £342 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £384 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
273 209 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 74.18% 72.82% 64.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 156 76
Average daily rate £370 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -63.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 14 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (65.00%) Scrum
3 12 (60.00%) Migration
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
4 11 (55.00%) BDD
5 9 (45.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (45.00%) Sitecore
5 9 (45.00%) CMS
5 9 (45.00%) CRM
5 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
6 8 (40.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (35.00%) Subversion
7 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (30.00%) Selenium
8 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (30.00%) Document Management
8 6 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (30.00%) C#
9 5 (25.00%) Java
9 5 (25.00%) .NET
9 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (25.00%) GIS
9 5 (25.00%) Release Management
9 5 (25.00%) Lync
9 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (20.00%) QA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (45.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 9 (45.00%) CMS
1 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Lync
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Subversion
1 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Ant
3 3 (15.00%) Maven
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) JBehave
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (10.00%) Hudson
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Welsh Language
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Development Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Development Team Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) RESTful
3 2 (10.00%) JSON
3 2 (10.00%) J2EE
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) GIS
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (65.00%) Scrum
3 12 (60.00%) Migration
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
4 11 (55.00%) BDD
5 9 (45.00%) CRM
6 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (30.00%) Document Management
7 6 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (25.00%) Release Management
9 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (20.00%) Workflow
9 4 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (15.00%) V-Model
10 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Test Management
11 2 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Groovy
5 2 (10.00%) XPath
5 2 (10.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Sitecore
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) HP