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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 22 48 35
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.72% 1.31% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 1.63% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 8
Median daily rate £475 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.18% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £377 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £389 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
237 306 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 79.80% 79.90% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 250 241
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 £210 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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
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 27 July 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (88.00%) Selenium
2 15 (60.00%) .NET
3 13 (52.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (52.00%) TDD
3 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (48.00%) BDD
4 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (48.00%) HTML
5 11 (44.00%) jQuery
6 10 (40.00%) Java
6 10 (40.00%) C#
6 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 9 (36.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (36.00%) SpecFlow
7 9 (36.00%) Gherkin
7 9 (36.00%) DevOps
8 8 (32.00%) TeamCity
8 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (32.00%) QA
8 8 (32.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Web Development
9 7 (28.00%) WCF
9 7 (28.00%) Test-First Development
9 7 (28.00%) NUnit
9 7 (28.00%) MVC
9 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
9 7 (28.00%) CSS
9 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
9 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 4 (16.00%) JBoss
2 4 (16.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (8.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) Couchbase
2 7 (28.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (28.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (88.00%) Selenium
2 13 (52.00%) Visual Studio
3 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (36.00%) SpecFlow
5 8 (32.00%) TeamCity
6 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (28.00%) MbUnit
6 7 (28.00%) Mercurial
6 7 (28.00%) MSTest
6 7 (28.00%) NUnit
7 6 (24.00%) JIRA
8 5 (20.00%) JMeter
8 5 (20.00%) JUnit
8 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (16.00%) Burp Suite
9 4 (16.00%) DbUnit
9 4 (16.00%) Spock
10 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
11 1 (4.00%) JBehave
11 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
1 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Test Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 12 (48.00%) HTML
3 11 (44.00%) jQuery
4 9 (36.00%) Gherkin
5 7 (28.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (28.00%) CSS
5 7 (28.00%) CSS3
5 7 (28.00%) HTML5
5 7 (28.00%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (28.00%) WCF
6 6 (24.00%) SOAP
7 5 (20.00%) XML
8 4 (16.00%) JSTS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (52.00%) TDD
3 12 (48.00%) BDD
4 9 (36.00%) DevOps
4 9 (36.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Web Development
6 7 (28.00%) ATDD
6 7 (28.00%) MVC
6 7 (28.00%) Test-First Development
6 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.00%) Use Case
7 5 (20.00%) V-Model
7 5 (20.00%) Volume Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Workflow
8 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) Document Management
8 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (40.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) TypeScript
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) C
6 2 (8.00%) Python
6 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (8.00%) Alterian
2 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle