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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 39 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.53% 0.40% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.59% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £275 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
255 169 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.98% 68.42% 75.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 107 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £10.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +76.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 8 (72.73%) Migration
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) CMS
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (45.45%) Sitecore
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) CRM
4 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 4 (36.36%) Selenium
6 3 (27.27%) Release Management
6 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) V-Model
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Validation
6 3 (27.27%) Subversion
6 3 (27.27%) Document Management
6 3 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) .NET
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (45.45%) CMS
1 5 (45.45%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Lync
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) GIS
1 3 (27.27%) Data Structures
2 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Migration
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) CRM
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Release Management
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
5 3 (27.27%) V-Model
5 3 (27.27%) Validation
5 3 (27.27%) Document Management
5 3 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Sitecore
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft