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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 62 65 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.63% 0.85% 4.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.07% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 14
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%
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
532 467 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.52% 79.56% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 373 313
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 9
Median hourly rate £46.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.04% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.22 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.02 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newport - 3 - -
Cardiff +14 1 £375 +4.16% 1
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) JUnit
3 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Liferay
4 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) Splunk
4 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (27.27%) Confluence
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 3 (27.27%) HTTP
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) JMeter
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL

Automation Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Confluence
1 3 (27.27%) Liferay
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
1 4 (36.36%) JUnit
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) JMeter
2 3 (27.27%) Maven
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Manual Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) JSON
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) Swagger
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Splunk