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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 38 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.60% - 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%

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
282 383 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 84.94% 89.28% 74.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 290 158
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £265 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £47.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
2 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) JBehave
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) MbUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest
3 1 (33.33%) NUnit
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
1 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) ATDD
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile First
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test-First Development
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle