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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 45 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.76% 2.98% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 3.69% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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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
308 298 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.97% 80.76% 72.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 230 124
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 £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £13.50 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
3 8 (61.54%) WCF
3 8 (61.54%) LINQ
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
4 7 (53.85%) Entity Framework
4 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
5 6 (46.15%) OOP
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle9i Database
5 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
6 5 (38.46%) WinForms
6 5 (38.46%) NHS
6 5 (38.46%) RDBMS
6 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
7 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
8 3 (23.08%) UML
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (23.08%) MSBuild
8 3 (23.08%) MVVM

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle9i Database
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (38.46%) RDBMS
3 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) MSBuild
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Software Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
2 8 (61.54%) WCF
2 8 (61.54%) LINQ
3 7 (53.85%) Entity Framework
4 5 (38.46%) WinForms
5 2 (15.38%) WPF
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) OOP
2 6 (46.15%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) UML
4 3 (23.08%) MVVM
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore