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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 43 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.31% 1.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £381 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
- +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £22.50
Automation Testing
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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
255 169 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.98% 68.42% 75.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 107 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £10.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +76.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) TestNG
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) AS400
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Informatica
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) IBM

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) TestNG
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) AS400
2 1 (33.33%) iSeries
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle