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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 51 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.22% 0.84% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 1.05% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £331 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £441 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
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
525 477 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.33% 80.44% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 384 299
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 9
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.03 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Cardiff +16 7 £313 -5.66%
Newport - 4 £513 -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) TDD
3 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (37.93%) DevOps
4 11 (37.93%) Configuration Management
5 9 (31.03%) Java
5 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
6 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
6 8 (27.59%) Unix
7 7 (24.14%) SAS
7 7 (24.14%) Scrum
7 7 (24.14%) Base SAS
7 7 (24.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
7 7 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (24.14%) SDLC
8 6 (20.69%) HTML
8 6 (20.69%) CSS
9 5 (17.24%) .NET
9 5 (17.24%) Subversion
9 5 (17.24%) BDD
10 4 (13.79%) Bazaar
10 4 (13.79%) PaaS
10 4 (13.79%) REST
10 4 (13.79%) High Availability
10 4 (13.79%) Kafka
10 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (13.79%) Ansible

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 (24.14%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.90%) Liferay
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (13.79%) PaaS
2 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Base SAS
1 7 (24.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.24%) Subversion
4 4 (13.79%) Bazaar
4 4 (13.79%) JUnit
4 4 (13.79%) Mercurial
4 4 (13.79%) NUnit
5 3 (10.34%) Maven
6 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.90%) JBehave
6 2 (6.90%) Selenium
7 1 (3.45%) MSTest
7 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) SAS Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (13.79%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.90%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) WebOps Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) CSS
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
3 4 (13.79%) Kafka
3 4 (13.79%) NHibernate
3 4 (13.79%) REST
3 4 (13.79%) Spring
4 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
4 3 (10.34%) CSS3
4 3 (10.34%) HTML5
4 3 (10.34%) RESTful
4 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
5 2 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (6.90%) JSON
5 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (6.90%) Swagger
5 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Fintech
1 1 (3.45%) User Experience
1 1 (3.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) TDD
3 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (37.93%) Configuration Management
4 11 (37.93%) DevOps
5 7 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (24.14%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) SDLC
6 5 (17.24%) BDD
7 4 (13.79%) API Design
7 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Dependency Management
7 4 (13.79%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (13.79%) Front End Development
7 4 (13.79%) High Availability
7 4 (13.79%) Microservices
7 4 (13.79%) Open Source
7 4 (13.79%) SOA
8 3 (10.34%) Load Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) WAI
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Splunk
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle