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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 42 28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.32% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.45% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
360 223 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 86.75% 71.94% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 170 132
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) Scrum
2 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 14 (93.33%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (86.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (86.67%) DevOps
4 12 (80.00%) SQL
5 11 (73.33%) Java
6 9 (60.00%) HTML
6 9 (60.00%) TDD
7 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (53.33%) CSS
7 8 (53.33%) AngularJS
7 8 (53.33%) MongoDB
7 8 (53.33%) NoSQL
8 7 (46.67%) TeamCity
8 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
8 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
8 7 (46.67%) XML
8 7 (46.67%) C#
8 7 (46.67%) Mercurial
9 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (40.00%) JIRA
9 6 (40.00%) Release Management
9 6 (40.00%) Pair Programming
9 6 (40.00%) Subversion
9 6 (40.00%) Spring
9 6 (40.00%) JSF
9 6 (40.00%) Maven

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) MongoDB
1 8 (53.33%) NoSQL
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (40.00%) Neo4j
3 2 (13.33%) Couchbase
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 13 (86.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (46.67%) Mercurial
3 7 (46.67%) SpecFlow
3 7 (46.67%) TeamCity
4 6 (40.00%) Geb
4 6 (40.00%) Hudson
4 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 6 (40.00%) Maven
4 6 (40.00%) Spock
4 6 (40.00%) Subversion
5 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (13.33%) MbUnit
6 2 (13.33%) MSTest
6 2 (13.33%) NUnit
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 8 (53.33%) AngularJS
2 8 (53.33%) CSS
3 7 (46.67%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (40.00%) J2EE
4 6 (40.00%) JSF
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) Spring
4 6 (40.00%) Spring Integration
4 6 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (40.00%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) XSLT
5 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (13.33%) CSS3
6 2 (13.33%) HTML5
6 2 (13.33%) jQuery
6 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (93.33%) Scrum
3 13 (86.67%) DevOps
4 9 (60.00%) TDD
5 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (40.00%) DSDM
5 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (40.00%) OO
5 6 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (40.00%) Open Source
5 6 (40.00%) Pair Programming
5 6 (40.00%) Release Management
5 6 (40.00%) RUP
5 6 (40.00%) SDLC
6 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (13.33%) MVC
7 2 (13.33%) Test-First Development
7 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
7 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (40.00%) Twitter