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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 44 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.52% 0.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
285 202 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.83% 69.90% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 145 92
Average daily rate £350 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.21% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £15.70 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £18.47 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 6 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Maven
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Ant
3 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (50.00%) JUnit
4 3 (50.00%) SOAP
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) 4G
2 1 (16.67%) 3G
2 1 (16.67%) 2G
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Maven
2 4 (66.67%) Ant
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (50.00%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 2 (33.33%) Mercurial
4 2 (33.33%) TestNG
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Hudson
4 2 (33.33%) JBehave
5 1 (16.67%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (16.67%) eggPlant
5 1 (16.67%) Toad
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Test Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) WAP
3 1 (16.67%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (16.67%) Handset
3 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Groovy
3 2 (33.33%) XQuery
3 2 (33.33%) XPath
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica