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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 56 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.91% 0.24% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.35% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -29.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £275 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
427 286 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.92% 68.59% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 161 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +38.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.30 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.65 £190.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 5 £363 +31.81%
Newport - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Selenium
3 12 (66.67%) C#
4 11 (61.11%) TDD
4 11 (61.11%) Scrum
5 10 (55.56%) Java
5 10 (55.56%) BDD
6 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
7 8 (44.44%) Migration
7 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
7 8 (44.44%) WebDriver
8 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (38.89%) Subversion
9 6 (33.33%) TestNG
9 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (27.78%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (27.78%) Sitecore
10 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
10 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
10 5 (27.78%) CMS
10 5 (27.78%) CRM
10 5 (27.78%) SQL
10 5 (27.78%) .NET
11 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
11 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 4 (22.22%) Ant
11 4 (22.22%) JUnit

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (27.78%) CMS
2 5 (27.78%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (11.11%) Lync
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 7 (38.89%) Subversion
4 6 (33.33%) TestNG
4 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (22.22%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (22.22%) Maven
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) Ant
5 4 (22.22%) JUnit
5 4 (22.22%) JMeter
5 4 (22.22%) Bugzilla
6 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Open Source
2 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 3 (16.67%) GIS
2 3 (16.67%) iSeries
3 2 (11.11%) AS400
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
3 10 (55.56%) BDD
4 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (44.44%) Migration
6 5 (27.78%) CRM
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
7 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Release Management
8 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Validation
8 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (16.67%) Document Management
8 3 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 4 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Sitecore
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Informatica