The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role 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 Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 65 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.54% 0.46% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
530 610 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.67% 94.28% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 393 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 Automation Tester within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015. 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
Newport -19 2 £325 -0.76% 1
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Automation Tester
Wales

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Test-First Development
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) TestNG

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) TestNG
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test-First Development
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft