The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank - 61 61
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.85% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.87% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £320 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Automation Tester
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
471 573 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 97.31% 97.61% 97.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 431 417
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 £200 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.70 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% +9.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester across the South Wales region.

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test-First Development
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland

Automation Tester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland