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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 36 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 24 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.15% 0.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 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 £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
432 323 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 74.61% 69.91% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 223 189
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £23.59 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 - 19 £325 - 2
Cardiff -6 2 £315 -20.75% 1
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 42 (93.33%) Selenium
2 41 (91.11%) WebDriver
3 40 (88.89%) Scrum
4 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (84.44%) Security Cleared
5 37 (82.22%) C#
6 36 (80.00%) JIRA
6 36 (80.00%) Kanban
7 34 (75.56%) Test Scripting
8 31 (68.89%) Load Testing
8 31 (68.89%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (68.89%) Jenkins
8 31 (68.89%) ISTQB
9 30 (66.67%) Software Testing
9 30 (66.67%) Java
9 30 (66.67%) ISEB
9 30 (66.67%) SC Cleared
10 29 (64.44%) Test Management
11 28 (62.22%) Open Source
11 28 (62.22%) .NET
11 28 (62.22%) Bugzilla
12 27 (60.00%) .NET Framework
12 27 (60.00%) Subversion
12 27 (60.00%) SharePoint
13 26 (57.78%) JUnit
13 26 (57.78%) TDD
13 26 (57.78%) BDD
13 26 (57.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (55.56%) TortoiseSVN
15 24 (53.33%) Maven

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 27 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
1 2 (4.44%) SSL
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) 3G
2 1 (2.22%) 2G
2 1 (2.22%) 4G
Development Applications
1 42 (93.33%) Selenium
2 41 (91.11%) WebDriver
3 36 (80.00%) JIRA
4 31 (68.89%) Jenkins
5 28 (62.22%) Bugzilla
6 27 (60.00%) Subversion
7 26 (57.78%) JUnit
7 26 (57.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (55.56%) TortoiseSVN
9 24 (53.33%) Maven
9 24 (53.33%) JMeter
9 24 (53.33%) Ant
10 23 (51.11%) TestNG
11 3 (6.67%) LoadRunner
11 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
11 3 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (4.44%) Hudson
12 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
12 2 (4.44%) JBehave
12 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Tester
2 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 18 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Automation Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Automated Test Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Web Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (62.22%) .NET
2 27 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) RESTful
4 2 (4.44%) JSON
4 2 (4.44%) J2EE
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) WAP
5 1 (2.22%) J2ME
5 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (62.22%) Open Source
2 24 (53.33%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.67%) AS400
3 3 (6.67%) iSeries
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Handset
4 1 (2.22%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (88.89%) Scrum
2 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (80.00%) Kanban
4 34 (75.56%) Test Scripting
5 31 (68.89%) Load Testing
6 30 (66.67%) Software Testing
7 29 (64.44%) Test Management
8 26 (57.78%) TDD
8 26 (57.78%) BDD
9 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
10 12 (26.67%) Project Management
11 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
12 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
14 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
15 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
15 1 (2.22%) Test Planning
15 1 (2.22%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 37 (82.22%) C#
2 30 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Groovy
4 2 (4.44%) XPath
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 38 (84.44%) Security Cleared
2 31 (68.89%) ISTQB
3 30 (66.67%) ISEB
3 30 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Certification
4 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 31 (68.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) IBM
3 3 (6.67%) HP
3 3 (6.67%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) Sun
4 1 (2.22%) Apple
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