The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 47 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.43% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 208 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.32% 64.40% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 136 111
Average daily rate £400 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £10.69 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.90 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automated Testing
Wales

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 8 £400 - 3
Newport - - - - 2
Bridgend - - - -
Automated Testing
Wales

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (45.45%) Sitecore
3 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 5 (45.45%) CMS
3 5 (45.45%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) CRM
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
4 4 (36.36%) Document Management
4 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (36.36%) Lync
4 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (27.27%) SaaS
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (45.45%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (45.45%) CMS
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Lync
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SaaS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) Subversion
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
3 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) JBehave
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Hudson
4 1 (9.09%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Development Team Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Test Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) CRM
4 4 (36.36%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
4 4 (36.36%) Document Management
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (18.18%) RUP
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Groovy
4 1 (9.09%) XPath
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Sitecore
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
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