The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 30 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.03% 0.82% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate
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£256 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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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
217 298 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 82.20% 80.98% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 209 72
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.83 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £27.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.42 £27.50 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 7 (77.78%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (11.11%) JUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) TestNG
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) TDD

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) TestNG
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Tester
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA