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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.54% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
306 182 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.86% 72.22% 67.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 120 89
Average daily rate £375 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 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 18 (81.82%) Web Services
2 16 (72.73%) Selenium
3 14 (63.64%) Scrum
3 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (63.64%) SOAP
4 13 (59.09%) SQL
4 13 (59.09%) JIRA
5 12 (54.55%) Maven
5 12 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (54.55%) Mobile App
6 11 (50.00%) eggPlant
6 11 (50.00%) BDD
6 11 (50.00%) Oracle
6 11 (50.00%) HP
7 10 (45.45%) Ant
7 10 (45.45%) SoapUI
7 10 (45.45%) Apache Ivy
8 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
8 9 (40.91%) Banking
8 9 (40.91%) QA
9 8 (36.36%) Finance
9 8 (36.36%) Java
9 8 (36.36%) LoadRunner
9 8 (36.36%) REST
10 7 (31.82%) 4G
10 7 (31.82%) Mobile Banking
10 7 (31.82%) Automation Testing
10 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
10 7 (31.82%) JBehave
10 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (31.82%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) 3G
1 7 (31.82%) 2G
1 7 (31.82%) 4G
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) SSL
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Selenium
2 13 (59.09%) JIRA
3 12 (54.55%) Maven
4 11 (50.00%) eggPlant
5 10 (45.45%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (45.45%) Ant
5 10 (45.45%) SoapUI
6 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
7 8 (36.36%) LoadRunner
8 7 (31.82%) Toad
8 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
8 7 (31.82%) JBehave
9 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
10 4 (18.18%) Calabash
11 3 (13.64%) Hudson
11 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
11 3 (13.64%) Mercurial
11 3 (13.64%) JUnit
11 3 (13.64%) Subversion
12 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (40.91%) Banking
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) QA Leader
2 5 (22.73%) Test Leader
2 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) Web Services
2 14 (63.64%) SOAP
3 8 (36.36%) REST
4 7 (31.82%) J2ME
4 7 (31.82%) WAP
5 6 (27.27%) RESTful
6 5 (22.73%) XML
7 3 (13.64%) J2EE
7 3 (13.64%) HTML
7 3 (13.64%) JSON
8 1 (4.55%) .NET
8 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 7 (31.82%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (31.82%) Handset
3 2 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
4 1 (4.55%) iSeries
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Scrum
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (31.82%) Automation Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
3 7 (31.82%) SOA
3 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
4 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) Code Coverage
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.55%) Data Management
8 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) Groovy
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) XQuery
4 3 (13.64%) XPath
5 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle
1 11 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (31.82%) Sun
2 7 (31.82%) Apple
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) IBM