The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Wales / South Wales
Rank 42 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.69% 0.58% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 0.68% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £331 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £362
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
380 442 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.34% 85.00% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 337 257
Median daily rate £400 £329 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.58% -12.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £415 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 15
Median hourly rate £28.75 £47.15 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.01% +109.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Wales region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Wales region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +21 7 £325 +18.18%
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) TDD
3 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (42.31%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
7 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
7 7 (26.92%) HTML
7 7 (26.92%) CSS
7 7 (26.92%) Scrum
7 7 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (19.23%) Subversion
8 5 (19.23%) Spring
8 5 (19.23%) JUnit
8 5 (19.23%) .NET
8 5 (19.23%) BDD
8 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (19.23%) Selenium
9 4 (15.38%) jQuery
9 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (15.38%) Bazaar
9 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
9 4 (15.38%) Mercurial
9 4 (15.38%) Open Source
9 4 (15.38%) PaaS
9 4 (15.38%) Kafka
9 4 (15.38%) REST

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.69%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (15.38%) PaaS
3 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
3 5 (19.23%) JUnit
3 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 5 (19.23%) Subversion
4 4 (15.38%) Bazaar
4 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (15.38%) Mercurial
4 4 (15.38%) NUnit
5 3 (11.54%) JBehave
5 3 (11.54%) Maven
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) MSTest
6 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.85%) TestRail
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (15.38%) Full Stack Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (7.69%) HTML Developer
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Web Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) CSS
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) Spring
3 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (15.38%) jQuery
3 4 (15.38%) Kafka
3 4 (15.38%) NHibernate
3 4 (15.38%) REST
3 4 (15.38%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.54%) CSS3
4 3 (11.54%) Dropwizard
4 3 (11.54%) HTML5
4 3 (11.54%) JSON
4 3 (11.54%) RESTful
4 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (11.54%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Fintech
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) TDD
3 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) API Design
6 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Dependency Management
6 4 (15.38%) DevOps
6 4 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
6 4 (15.38%) High Availability
6 4 (15.38%) Microservices
6 4 (15.38%) Open Source
6 4 (15.38%) SOA
7 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) Web Design
7 3 (11.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) WAI
2 1 (3.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Splunk
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle