The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 17 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.78% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £284
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +18.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
452 290 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 73.98% 70.56% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 185 205
Average daily rate £375 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £16.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automation Testing
Wales

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 29 July 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 - 7 £325 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £400 -
Torfaen - - - -
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (93.10%) Selenium
2 25 (86.21%) Scrum
3 24 (82.76%) WebDriver
3 24 (82.76%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (79.31%) JIRA
4 23 (79.31%) Java
5 21 (72.41%) Security Cleared
6 20 (68.97%) Test Management
6 20 (68.97%) Ant
6 20 (68.97%) JUnit
6 20 (68.97%) Maven
7 19 (65.52%) C#
7 19 (65.52%) Test Scripting
8 18 (62.07%) Subversion
8 18 (62.07%) Load Testing
8 18 (62.07%) Kanban
9 17 (58.62%) SC Cleared
9 17 (58.62%) BDD
9 17 (58.62%) Open Source
9 17 (58.62%) Jenkins
9 17 (58.62%) TDD
9 17 (58.62%) ISTQB
10 16 (55.17%) Software Testing
10 16 (55.17%) Bugzilla
10 16 (55.17%) JMeter
10 16 (55.17%) SharePoint
10 16 (55.17%) ISEB
10 16 (55.17%) TestNG
11 15 (51.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (51.72%) TortoiseSVN

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (55.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
1 3 (10.34%) SSL
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
1 3 (10.34%) 3G
1 3 (10.34%) 2G
1 3 (10.34%) 4G
Development Applications
1 27 (93.10%) Selenium
2 24 (82.76%) WebDriver
3 23 (79.31%) JIRA
4 20 (68.97%) Maven
4 20 (68.97%) Ant
4 20 (68.97%) JUnit
5 18 (62.07%) Subversion
6 17 (58.62%) Jenkins
7 16 (55.17%) JMeter
7 16 (55.17%) Bugzilla
7 16 (55.17%) TestNG
8 15 (51.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (51.72%) TortoiseSVN
9 6 (20.69%) Apache Ivy
9 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
10 5 (17.24%) LoadRunner
11 3 (10.34%) Toad
11 3 (10.34%) JBehave
11 3 (10.34%) Mercurial
11 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Tester
2 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Automated Test Developer
4 3 (10.34%) QA Leader
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Automated Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) SOAP
2 6 (20.69%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) J2ME
3 3 (10.34%) WAP
3 3 (10.34%) JSON
3 3 (10.34%) RESTful
3 3 (10.34%) REST
3 3 (10.34%) J2EE
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Open Source
2 14 (48.28%) Client/Server
3 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
3 6 (20.69%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (10.34%) iSeries
4 3 (10.34%) AS400
4 3 (10.34%) Handset
5 1 (3.45%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Scrum
2 20 (68.97%) Test Management
3 19 (65.52%) Test Scripting
4 18 (62.07%) Load Testing
4 18 (62.07%) Kanban
5 17 (58.62%) BDD
5 17 (58.62%) TDD
6 16 (55.17%) Software Testing
7 12 (41.38%) Automated Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
9 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
11 4 (13.79%) Project Management
11 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
12 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) Java
2 19 (65.52%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) XQuery
4 3 (10.34%) XPath
4 3 (10.34%) Groovy
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (58.62%) ISTQB
2 17 (58.62%) SC Cleared
3 16 (55.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (82.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Informatica
3 3 (10.34%) Apple
3 3 (10.34%) IBM
3 3 (10.34%) Sun