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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank - 42 30
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.32% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.45% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
Automation 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
360 223 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 86.75% 71.94% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 170 132
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) JBehave
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
5 2 (28.57%) SDET
6 1 (14.29%) API Testing
6 1 (14.29%) BeanShell
6 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) JMeter
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) Unix
6 1 (14.29%) Linux

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) BeanShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle