The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.30% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
309 415 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 93.35% 98.11% 98.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 312 224
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 13
Median hourly rate £12.44 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Cardiff region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile First
2 1 (50.00%) Fintech

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile First
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification