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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 41 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.31% 2.67% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 3.75% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +104.22%
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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
228 160 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 71.70% 71.11% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 119 102
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £97.50 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.92% +946.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center