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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 40 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.36% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.29% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
222 341 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 79.57% 85.89% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 273 178
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +108.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 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 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) API Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) JUnit
5 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Test-First Development
5 1 (20.00%) NUnit

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 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) JBehave
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) MbUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (20.00%) MSTest
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test-First Development
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle