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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 34 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.78% 0.90% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.15% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £300 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
213 262 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 75.80% 78.68% 86.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 219 260
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 16 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) JMeter
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) JUnit
5 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) TestNG

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 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) TestNG
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java