The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Automation Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 49 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.90% 0.55% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.57% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £110.00
Automation Test Analyst
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
431 529 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.64% 97.24% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 396 390
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.70 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% +19.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Automation Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

Automation Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Automation Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Test Analyst across the South Wales region.

Automation Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Automation Test Analyst
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 Automation Test Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Newport +21 2 £349 -0.28%
Cardiff - 2 £350 -
Automation Test Analyst
Wales

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) JMeter
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Document Management

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
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 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) MQSeries
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) JMeter
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Burp Suite
4 1 (16.67%) DbUnit
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Spock
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) JSTS
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Volume Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian