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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 58 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.09% 1.17% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.57% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £363 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
474 382 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 86.18% 74.17% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 267 186
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 10
Average hourly rate £47.00 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.88% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.50 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 6 £363 -3.33% 1
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) OO
4 3 (27.27%) Apache
4 3 (27.27%) N-Tier
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) Ajax
4 3 (27.27%) Middleware
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Concordion
4 3 (27.27%) ANSI SQL
5 2 (18.18%) JSON
5 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
5 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) LESS
5 2 (18.18%) Graceful Degradation
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) Grunt
5 2 (18.18%) Bower
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (27.27%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Concordion
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Bower
2 2 (18.18%) Grunt
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) HTML Developer
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Perl Developer
3 2 (18.18%) UI Developer
3 2 (18.18%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (18.18%) UX Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) Ajax
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) jQuery
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 3 (27.27%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) LESS
3 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (9.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) N-Tier
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Graceful Degradation
4 2 (18.18%) Progressive Enhancement
4 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) ANSI SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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