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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 41 74 40
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -34
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.37% 0.86% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.04% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 13
Median daily rate £450 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -11.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.69 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+0.79% -50.39%
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
421 579 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.04% 83.31% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 449 326
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% -53.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £58.50 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newport +14 8 £500 - 1
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
2 11 (52.38%) DevOps
3 10 (47.62%) Git (software)
4 9 (42.86%) TDD
5 8 (38.10%) Subversion
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) Java
6 7 (33.33%) Unix
6 7 (33.33%) SAS
6 7 (33.33%) Base SAS
6 7 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 7 (33.33%) SDLC
7 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (23.81%) Scrum
8 5 (23.81%) Python
8 5 (23.81%) BDD
8 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
9 4 (19.05%) Kafka
9 4 (19.05%) High Availability
9 4 (19.05%) Bazaar
9 4 (19.05%) Open Source
9 4 (19.05%) PaaS
9 4 (19.05%) Mercurial
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (19.05%) Ansible
9 4 (19.05%) Docker
9 4 (19.05%) SOA

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 7 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) PaaS
2 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Base SAS
1 7 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Git (software)
2 8 (38.10%) Subversion
3 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
4 4 (19.05%) Bazaar
4 4 (19.05%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.76%) Maven
5 1 (4.76%) MSTest
5 1 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) SAS Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Web Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) WebOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.76%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) Kafka
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (14.29%) REST
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Ajax
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) Sass
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
2 11 (52.38%) DevOps
3 9 (42.86%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (23.81%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) High Availability
7 4 (19.05%) Open Source
7 4 (19.05%) SOA
8 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
8 3 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
9 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (9.52%) EAI
9 2 (9.52%) Presales
9 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (9.52%) Use Case
9 2 (9.52%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Python
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) PHP
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) Scala
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle