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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 59 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.68% 3.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 4.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 0
Average daily rate
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£281 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £319 £328
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £34.00
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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
468 512 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.05% 79.26% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 337 173
Average daily rate £361 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.86% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 12
Average hourly rate £13.70 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £12.95 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £25.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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
Cardiff -1 2 £325 -18.75%
Newport -22 2 £246 -24.23%
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 10 (52.63%) Java
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
1 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
2 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Load Testing
2 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) Client/Server
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum
3 8 (42.11%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
4 7 (36.84%) JMeter
4 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Open Source
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
5 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) TestNG
5 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (31.58%) Test Management
5 6 (31.58%) Bugzilla
5 6 (31.58%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) Subversion
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
5 6 (31.58%) JUnit
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Cucumber

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
1 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
2 7 (36.84%) JMeter
3 6 (31.58%) Bugzilla
3 6 (31.58%) Subversion
3 6 (31.58%) TestNG
3 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (31.58%) JUnit
3 6 (31.58%) JIRA
3 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Load Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Open Source
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
5 6 (31.58%) Test Management
5 6 (31.58%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
7 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) SAP