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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 55 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.40% - 4.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% - 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 13
Average daily rate
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£350 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.10% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+61.97% -11.25%
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
445 306 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.80% 68.15% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 201 163
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.58 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £25.30 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014. 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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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 - 5 £350 - 5
Newport - 3 £338 -
Torfaen - - - -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) Selenium
2 19 (65.52%) Scrum
3 17 (58.62%) Java
4 16 (55.17%) C#
4 16 (55.17%) TDD
5 15 (51.72%) Test Scripting
5 15 (51.72%) WebDriver
5 15 (51.72%) BDD
6 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
6 14 (48.28%) SharePoint
7 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
8 12 (41.38%) Subversion
9 11 (37.93%) Test Management
9 11 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (37.93%) Automation Testing
10 10 (34.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (34.48%) Load Testing
10 10 (34.48%) JIRA
10 10 (34.48%) JUnit
10 10 (34.48%) Migration
11 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
11 9 (31.03%) TestNG
12 8 (27.59%) Kanban
12 8 (27.59%) Open Source
12 8 (27.59%) Maven
12 8 (27.59%) ISEB
12 8 (27.59%) JMeter
12 8 (27.59%) Ant

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.69%) CMS
2 6 (20.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (6.90%) Lync
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Selenium
2 15 (51.72%) WebDriver
3 12 (41.38%) Subversion
4 10 (34.48%) JIRA
4 10 (34.48%) JUnit
4 10 (34.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (31.03%) TestNG
6 8 (27.59%) JMeter
6 8 (27.59%) Ant
6 8 (27.59%) Maven
6 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
7 7 (24.14%) TortoiseSVN
7 7 (24.14%) Bugzilla
8 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
9 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
10 2 (6.90%) Hudson
10 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
10 2 (6.90%) Mercurial
10 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
10 2 (6.90%) JBehave
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Automated Test Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.79%) XML
4 3 (10.34%) SOAP
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) J2EE
5 2 (6.90%) JSON
5 2 (6.90%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.45%) REST
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.45%) jQuery
6 1 (3.45%) CSS
6 1 (3.45%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Open Source
2 4 (13.79%) iSeries
2 4 (13.79%) GIS
3 3 (10.34%) AS400
3 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.34%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) Scrum
3 16 (55.17%) TDD
4 15 (51.72%) Test Scripting
4 15 (51.72%) BDD
5 11 (37.93%) Automation Testing
5 11 (37.93%) Test Management
6 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (34.48%) Load Testing
6 10 (34.48%) Migration
7 8 (27.59%) Kanban
8 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
9 6 (20.69%) CRM
9 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
10 4 (13.79%) V-Model
10 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Document Management
11 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
11 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 16 (55.17%) C#
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) XQuery
5 2 (6.90%) XPath
5 2 (6.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
4 8 (27.59%) ISEB
5 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
1 6 (20.69%) Sitecore
2 4 (13.79%) IBM
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Informatica
4 2 (6.90%) HP