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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
Wales / South Wales
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.19% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
491 570 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.71% 97.94% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 405 343
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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
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 Tester within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Automation Tester
Wales

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile First
2 1 (50.00%) Fintech

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile First
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification