The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.31% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £284
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
297 182 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.95% 71.94% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 121 88
Average daily rate £375 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £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 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automation Testing
South Wales

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
3 6 (75.00%) Ant
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) SOAP
3 6 (75.00%) Web Services
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) JIRA
3 6 (75.00%) Banking
3 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Maven
3 6 (75.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (75.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (75.00%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (75.00%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (50.00%) UNIX
4 4 (50.00%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) JUnit
5 3 (37.50%) Apache
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) WAP
5 3 (37.50%) HTTP

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
1 3 (37.50%) 3G
1 3 (37.50%) 2G
1 3 (37.50%) 4G
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (75.00%) Ant
2 6 (75.00%) Maven
2 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 6 (75.00%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (37.50%) Hudson
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) Mercurial
4 3 (37.50%) JBehave
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) JUnit
4 3 (37.50%) Toad
4 3 (37.50%) eggPlant
5 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (12.50%) TestNG
General
1 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) QA Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Automated Test Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) SOAP
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) J2ME
2 3 (37.50%) WAP
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) JSON
2 3 (37.50%) RESTful
2 3 (37.50%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mobile App
1 6 (75.00%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Handset
3 1 (12.50%) iSeries
3 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) XQuery
3 3 (37.50%) XPath
3 3 (37.50%) Groovy
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Informatica
4 1 (12.50%) IBM