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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 35 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.98% 1.92% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 2.62% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -13.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £342 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £384 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.39% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
287 191 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.78% 73.46% 67.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 128 82
Average daily rate £375 £335 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -14.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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 30 July 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 15 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (70.00%) Scrum
3 12 (60.00%) Migration
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 12 (60.00%) BDD
4 9 (45.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (45.00%) Sitecore
4 9 (45.00%) CMS
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) CRM
4 9 (45.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (40.00%) Subversion
5 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) Selenium
7 6 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (30.00%) Document Management
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (25.00%) Lync
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (25.00%) Release Management
8 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (25.00%) Java
8 5 (25.00%) .NET
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (25.00%) Internet

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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%) Lync
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
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 5 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 3 (15.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Subversion
1 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 4 (20.00%) Ant
3 4 (20.00%) Maven
3 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (20.00%) JBehave
3 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (15.00%) Hudson
4 3 (15.00%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 3 (15.00%) JUnit
5 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Welsh Language
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 3 (15.00%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Development Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Development Team Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (20.00%) SOAP
3 3 (15.00%) RESTful
3 3 (15.00%) JSON
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) J2EE
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) GIS
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (70.00%) Scrum
3 12 (60.00%) Migration
3 12 (60.00%) TDD
3 12 (60.00%) BDD
4 9 (45.00%) CRM
5 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (30.00%) Document Management
7 5 (25.00%) Release Management
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) Test Management
8 4 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (20.00%) Workflow
8 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (15.00%) V-Model
9 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 5 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) Groovy
5 3 (15.00%) XPath
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) 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 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Sitecore
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) HP
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