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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 34 53 38
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.40% 1.42% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.58% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £331 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
287 379 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 85.93% 89.60% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 289 158
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 £183 £275 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £47.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
5 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) REST
5 3 (25.00%) CSS3
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) NUnit
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Web Design
5 3 (25.00%) NHibernate
5 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (25.00%) API Design

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 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) JBehave
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) TestRail
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 3 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) CSS
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (25.00%) CSS3
2 3 (25.00%) HTML5
2 3 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (25.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (25.00%) REST
2 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (16.67%) Dropwizard
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) API Design
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 3 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (25.00%) Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) WAI
1 1 (8.33%) WCAG