The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 48 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.22% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Automation Testing
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
426 311 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.82% 71.33% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 220 193
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £43.75 £15.29 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.13% -12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £17.08 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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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 - 9 £340 - 3
Cardiff -9 2 £315 -20.75%
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 32 (91.43%) Selenium
2 30 (85.71%) WebDriver
2 30 (85.71%) Scrum
2 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (82.86%) Java
4 28 (80.00%) JIRA
4 28 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
4 28 (80.00%) Security Cleared
5 26 (74.29%) Test Scripting
5 26 (74.29%) C#
6 25 (71.43%) JUnit
6 25 (71.43%) Test Management
6 25 (71.43%) Kanban
7 24 (68.57%) Load Testing
7 24 (68.57%) Ant
7 24 (68.57%) ISTQB
7 24 (68.57%) Maven
8 23 (65.71%) Subversion
8 23 (65.71%) Software Testing
8 23 (65.71%) JMeter
8 23 (65.71%) Bugzilla
8 23 (65.71%) ISEB
8 23 (65.71%) SC Cleared
8 23 (65.71%) Open Source
9 22 (62.86%) BDD
9 22 (62.86%) TestNG
9 22 (62.86%) Jenkins
9 22 (62.86%) SharePoint
9 22 (62.86%) TDD
10 21 (60.00%) TortoiseSVN

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (62.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
1 2 (5.71%) SSL
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
1 2 (5.71%) 3G
1 2 (5.71%) 2G
1 2 (5.71%) 4G
Development Applications
1 32 (91.43%) Selenium
2 30 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 28 (80.00%) JIRA
4 25 (71.43%) JUnit
5 24 (68.57%) Ant
5 24 (68.57%) Maven
6 23 (65.71%) JMeter
6 23 (65.71%) Bugzilla
6 23 (65.71%) Subversion
7 22 (62.86%) TestNG
7 22 (62.86%) Jenkins
8 21 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (60.00%) TortoiseSVN
9 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
9 4 (11.43%) Apache Ivy
9 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
10 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
10 2 (5.71%) Hudson
10 2 (5.71%) eggPlant
10 2 (5.71%) Toad
General
1 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
1 14 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Tester
3 6 (17.14%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.71%) QA Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) .NET Framework
1 19 (54.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) SOAP
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) J2ME
3 2 (5.71%) WAP
3 2 (5.71%) JSON
3 2 (5.71%) RESTful
3 2 (5.71%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (65.71%) Open Source
2 18 (51.43%) Client/Server
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (8.57%) AS400
4 3 (8.57%) iSeries
5 2 (5.71%) Handset
6 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.86%) Statistics
6 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (85.71%) Scrum
1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (74.29%) Test Scripting
3 25 (71.43%) Kanban
3 25 (71.43%) Test Management
4 24 (68.57%) Load Testing
5 23 (65.71%) Software Testing
6 22 (62.86%) TDD
6 22 (62.86%) BDD
7 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Project Management
8 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
12 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.71%) Test Planning
13 1 (2.86%) Coaching
13 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (82.86%) Java
2 26 (74.29%) C#
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) XQuery
4 2 (5.71%) XPath
4 2 (5.71%) Groovy
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (68.57%) ISTQB
3 23 (65.71%) SC Cleared
3 23 (65.71%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) IBM
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Informatica
4 2 (5.71%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) Sun
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