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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 44 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.70% 0.53% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 0.68% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -22.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £39.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +34.48%
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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
359 294 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.67% 77.57% 72.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 227 157
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £9.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.78% -47.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Hibernate
2 11 (91.67%) Scrum
2 11 (91.67%) Twitter
2 11 (91.67%) AngularJS
2 11 (91.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (91.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 11 (91.67%) DevOps
2 11 (91.67%) Spock
2 11 (91.67%) Geb
2 11 (91.67%) SDLC
2 11 (91.67%) J2EE
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
2 11 (91.67%) SOAP
2 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 11 (91.67%) XML
2 11 (91.67%) XSLT
2 11 (91.67%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (91.67%) OO
2 11 (91.67%) RUP
2 11 (91.67%) DSDM
2 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 11 (91.67%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) PL/SQL
2 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) Configuration Management
2 11 (91.67%) Subversion
2 11 (91.67%) Spring

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (91.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
1 11 (91.67%) MongoDB
1 11 (91.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 11 (91.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Subversion
1 11 (91.67%) Maven
1 11 (91.67%) JIRA
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
1 11 (91.67%) Hudson
1 11 (91.67%) Jenkins
1 11 (91.67%) Spock
1 11 (91.67%) Geb
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
1 11 (91.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) J2EE
1 11 (91.67%) CSS
1 11 (91.67%) SOAP
1 11 (91.67%) Web Services
1 11 (91.67%) XML
1 11 (91.67%) XSLT
1 11 (91.67%) Hibernate
1 11 (91.67%) Spring
1 11 (91.67%) JSF
1 11 (91.67%) HTML
1 11 (91.67%) AngularJS
1 11 (91.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Release Management
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (91.67%) OO
2 11 (91.67%) RUP
2 11 (91.67%) DSDM
2 11 (91.67%) Configuration Management
2 11 (91.67%) Scrum
2 11 (91.67%) Open Source
2 11 (91.67%) DevOps
2 11 (91.67%) SDLC
3 10 (83.33%) TDD
3 10 (83.33%) Pair Programming
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
1 11 (91.67%) PL/SQL
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (91.67%) Twitter