The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.10% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -15.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
333 167 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 79.29% 74.22% 64.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 109 84
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Test Automation
South Wales

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
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 10 July 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 21 (84.00%) Web Services
2 18 (72.00%) Selenium
3 15 (60.00%) Scrum
3 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (56.00%) Maven
4 14 (56.00%) SOAP
4 14 (56.00%) BDD
4 14 (56.00%) Mobile App
5 13 (52.00%) SQL
5 13 (52.00%) JIRA
6 12 (48.00%) Ant
6 12 (48.00%) SoapUI
7 11 (44.00%) eggPlant
7 11 (44.00%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
7 11 (44.00%) HP
8 10 (40.00%) SOA
8 10 (40.00%) Oracle
8 10 (40.00%) Java
8 10 (40.00%) Apache Ivy
9 9 (36.00%) QA
9 9 (36.00%) Banking
9 9 (36.00%) Finance
10 8 (32.00%) TDD
10 8 (32.00%) LoadRunner
10 8 (32.00%) REST
10 8 (32.00%) JBehave
10 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
11 7 (28.00%) RESTful
11 7 (28.00%) 4G

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 7 (28.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) 3G
1 7 (28.00%) 2G
1 7 (28.00%) 4G
2 3 (12.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) SSL
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (72.00%) Selenium
2 14 (56.00%) Maven
3 13 (52.00%) JIRA
4 12 (48.00%) Ant
4 12 (48.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
5 11 (44.00%) eggPlant
6 10 (40.00%) Apache Ivy
7 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (32.00%) JBehave
7 8 (32.00%) LoadRunner
8 7 (28.00%) Toad
8 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (16.00%) Calabash
10 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (12.00%) JUnit
10 3 (12.00%) Subversion
10 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (12.00%) Mercurial
10 3 (12.00%) Hudson
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
1 9 (36.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) QA Leader
2 5 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Automated Test Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) Web Services
2 14 (56.00%) SOAP
3 8 (32.00%) REST
4 7 (28.00%) RESTful
4 7 (28.00%) J2ME
4 7 (28.00%) WAP
5 5 (20.00%) XML
6 3 (12.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) J2EE
6 3 (12.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (28.00%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (28.00%) Handset
3 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Scrum
1 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) BDD
3 10 (40.00%) SOA
4 8 (32.00%) TDD
5 7 (28.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Code Coverage
8 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Test Management
9 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
10 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
10 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
10 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
10 1 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (24.00%) Groovy
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) XQuery
4 3 (12.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) HP
2 10 (40.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) Sun
3 7 (28.00%) Apple