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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 32 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 0 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.15% - 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% - 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 12
Median daily rate £413 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
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
214 236 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 74.05% 81.94% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 190 248
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 £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -44.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) Java
4 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (58.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (50.00%) BDD
5 6 (50.00%) JIRA
5 6 (50.00%) SOAP
5 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (50.00%) HTML
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) XML
6 5 (41.67%) MQSeries
6 5 (41.67%) TDD
6 5 (41.67%) JMeter
6 5 (41.67%) Workflow
6 5 (41.67%) QA
6 5 (41.67%) Use Case
6 5 (41.67%) Atlassian
6 5 (41.67%) jQuery
6 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
6 5 (41.67%) Volume Testing
6 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) V-Model
6 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) DbUnit
7 4 (33.33%) Spock

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 5 (41.67%) MQSeries
2 4 (33.33%) JBoss
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (16.67%) CMS
3 2 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (16.67%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Couchbase
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
3 6 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (41.67%) JMeter
4 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
5 4 (33.33%) Burp Suite
5 4 (33.33%) DbUnit
5 4 (33.33%) JUnit
5 4 (33.33%) Spock
6 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
8 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (8.33%) LoadUI
8 1 (8.33%) MbUnit
8 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
8 1 (8.33%) MSTest
8 1 (8.33%) Ranorex
8 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) SOAP
3 5 (41.67%) jQuery
3 5 (41.67%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) JSTS
5 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) CSS3
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (8.33%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (58.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) Use Case
4 5 (41.67%) V-Model
4 5 (41.67%) Volume Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Workflow
5 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (33.33%) Document Management
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 4 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 2 (16.67%) OOP
7 2 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) C
6 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Atlassian
2 2 (16.67%) Alterian
2 2 (16.67%) Sitecore