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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 48 45 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.25% 1.92% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 2.53% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
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£303 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.37% +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Automated Testing
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
391 434 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.12% 75.87% 67.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 270 143
Average daily rate £350 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
Average hourly rate £18.90 £25.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.25 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.25 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +14 10 £303 -15.08%
Newport -9 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) .NET
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 10 (62.50%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) PL/SQL
3 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
4 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) WCF
5 8 (50.00%) LINQ
5 8 (50.00%) Entity Framework
6 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (37.50%) OOP
7 6 (37.50%) Scrum
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
7 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
8 5 (31.25%) WinForms
8 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
8 5 (31.25%) NHS
8 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
9 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (25.00%) Coaching
9 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) FileNet
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Lync
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle9i Database
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (18.75%) MSBuild
3 3 (18.75%) Toad
3 3 (18.75%) Ant
3 3 (18.75%) Maven
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) Gradle
5 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Software Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Database Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
3 8 (50.00%) LINQ
3 8 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 8 (50.00%) WCF
4 5 (31.25%) WinForms
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) Spring
6 1 (6.25%) Java SE
6 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
6 1 (6.25%) CSS3
6 1 (6.25%) JAX-RS
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) Drools
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) OOP
4 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) MVVM
5 3 (18.75%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) SOA
7 1 (6.25%) MVC
7 1 (6.25%) Workflow
7 1 (6.25%) Validation
7 1 (6.25%) TDD
7 1 (6.25%) BPEL
7 1 (6.25%) Document Management
7 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) PL/SQL
2 10 (62.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
1 1 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco