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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank - 29 44
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 2.95% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.56% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Median daily rate - £256 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -35.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £170.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -
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
296 225 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.32% 83.03% 83.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 174 221
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.83 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.06% -35.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing

Automation Testing
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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing