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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 45 49 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -33
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 1 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.62% 0.23% 6.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 0.32% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -10.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -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
416 315 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.73% 71.43% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 222 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.29 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.13% -12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £17.08 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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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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 -7 6 £390 +18.18%
Torfaen - - - -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) Selenium
2 21 (63.64%) Scrum
3 20 (60.61%) Java
4 19 (57.58%) TDD
5 18 (54.55%) C#
5 18 (54.55%) BDD
6 17 (51.52%) SharePoint
6 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
6 17 (51.52%) WebDriver
7 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
8 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
9 14 (42.42%) Subversion
10 13 (39.39%) Test Management
10 13 (39.39%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (39.39%) Automation Testing
11 12 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (36.36%) Load Testing
11 12 (36.36%) JIRA
11 12 (36.36%) JUnit
12 11 (33.33%) Ant
12 11 (33.33%) ISTQB
12 11 (33.33%) Maven
12 11 (33.33%) TestNG
12 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
13 10 (30.30%) Open Source
13 10 (30.30%) Kanban
13 10 (30.30%) .NET
13 10 (30.30%) ISEB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (51.52%) SharePoint
2 7 (21.21%) CMS
2 7 (21.21%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) Lync
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) SSL
2 2 (6.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (63.64%) Selenium
2 17 (51.52%) WebDriver
3 14 (42.42%) Subversion
4 12 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (36.36%) JIRA
4 12 (36.36%) JUnit
5 11 (33.33%) Ant
5 11 (33.33%) Maven
5 11 (33.33%) TestNG
5 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 10 (30.30%) JMeter
7 9 (27.27%) Bugzilla
7 9 (27.27%) TortoiseSVN
8 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
9 3 (9.09%) JBehave
9 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
9 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
10 2 (6.06%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (6.06%) Hudson
10 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Automated Test Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Security Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Development Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.12%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) SOAP
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (6.06%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) J2EE
6 1 (3.03%) CSS
6 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) WCF
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.03%) REST
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Open Source
2 5 (15.15%) GIS
2 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
3 4 (12.12%) iSeries
4 3 (9.09%) AS400
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) Scrum
3 19 (57.58%) TDD
4 18 (54.55%) BDD
5 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
6 13 (39.39%) Test Management
6 13 (39.39%) Automation Testing
7 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (36.36%) Load Testing
8 10 (30.30%) Kanban
8 10 (30.30%) Migration
9 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
10 7 (21.21%) CRM
11 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
12 4 (12.12%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (12.12%) Document Management
13 3 (9.09%) Workflow
13 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
13 3 (9.09%) Project Management
13 3 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) Java
2 18 (54.55%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) Groovy
5 2 (6.06%) XPath
5 2 (6.06%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 10 (30.30%) ISEB
5 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Sitecore
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) IBM
5 3 (9.09%) Informatica
6 2 (6.06%) HP