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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 65 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.89% 1.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.63% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate
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£381 £325 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -18.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £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
540 429 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.24% 75.00% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 312 225
Average daily rate £355 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 12
Average hourly rate £15.88 £23.75 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.15% +52.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.25 £66.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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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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 -2 6 £381 +21.03%
Automation Testing
Wales

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (93.75%) Java
2 14 (87.50%) Selenium
3 11 (68.75%) WebDriver
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (62.50%) JMeter
5 9 (56.25%) .NET
5 9 (56.25%) Client/Server
5 9 (56.25%) Load Testing
5 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
6 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (50.00%) JIRA
6 8 (50.00%) BDD
6 8 (50.00%) C#
6 8 (50.00%) Scrum
6 8 (50.00%) Subversion
7 7 (43.75%) Open Source
7 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
8 6 (37.50%) TestNG
8 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
8 6 (37.50%) Test Management
8 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
8 6 (37.50%) TDD
8 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
8 6 (37.50%) Bugzilla
8 6 (37.50%) JUnit
9 5 (31.25%) Oracle
10 4 (25.00%) Linux
10 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 11 (68.75%) WebDriver
3 10 (62.50%) JMeter
4 8 (50.00%) Subversion
4 8 (50.00%) JIRA
5 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (37.50%) TestNG
5 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (37.50%) Bugzilla
5 6 (37.50%) JUnit
6 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
6 3 (18.75%) Maven
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Security Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Load Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 8 (50.00%) BDD
3 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) Open Source
5 6 (37.50%) Test Management
5 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
4 2 (12.50%) BeanShell
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle