The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 22 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 14 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.56% 3.61% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 4.35% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 2
Median daily rate £425 £390 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £363 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
Test Automation
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
213 368 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 84.52% 83.07% 76.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 305 222
Median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +121.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.00 £10.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Cardiff region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 19 (86.36%) Selenium
2 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) TDD
4 12 (54.55%) BDD
5 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (45.45%) C#
6 9 (40.91%) .NET
6 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
6 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
6 9 (40.91%) SpecFlow
6 9 (40.91%) DevOps
7 8 (36.36%) Gherkin
7 8 (36.36%) TeamCity
7 8 (36.36%) Web Development
7 8 (36.36%) QA
8 7 (31.82%) Test-First Development
8 7 (31.82%) NUnit
8 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
8 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (31.82%) WCF
8 7 (31.82%) jQuery
8 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
8 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
8 7 (31.82%) CSS
8 7 (31.82%) HTML
8 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 7 (31.82%) MVC
8 7 (31.82%) ATDD
8 7 (31.82%) CSS3

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) CMS
1 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) Couchbase
2 7 (31.82%) MongoDB
2 7 (31.82%) NoSQL
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (86.36%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 9 (40.91%) SpecFlow
3 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
4 8 (36.36%) TeamCity
5 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
5 7 (31.82%) MbUnit
5 7 (31.82%) Mercurial
5 7 (31.82%) MSTest
5 7 (31.82%) NUnit
6 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
8 2 (9.09%) JBehave
8 2 (9.09%) JIRA
8 2 (9.09%) JUnit
9 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
9 1 (4.55%) JMeter
9 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
9 1 (4.55%) TestComplete
9 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) .NET Developer
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) Gherkin
3 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
3 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (31.82%) CSS
3 7 (31.82%) CSS3
3 7 (31.82%) HTML
3 7 (31.82%) HTML5
3 7 (31.82%) jQuery
3 7 (31.82%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (31.82%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) TDD
3 12 (54.55%) BDD
4 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (40.91%) DevOps
6 8 (36.36%) Web Development
7 7 (31.82%) ATDD
7 7 (31.82%) MVC
7 7 (31.82%) Test-First Development
7 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Scrum
9 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (18.18%) OO
10 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
11 3 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
11 3 (13.64%) QA Automation
12 2 (9.09%) API Testing
12 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
12 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) TypeScript
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Alterian
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
1 2 (9.09%) Sitecore