The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA 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 JIRA over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 47 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing JIRA 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.09% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 13.48% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +137.50%
JIRA
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
89 50 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.51% 10.96% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 32
Average daily rate £325 £295 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -16.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JIRA across the South Wales region.

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

JIRA
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 JIRA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Cardiff - 2 £313 - 1
Torfaen - - - -
JIRA
Wales

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing JIRA 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 JIRA.

1 30 (90.91%) Scrum
2 27 (81.82%) Selenium
3 24 (72.73%) Maven
4 23 (69.70%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (66.67%) Automation Testing
5 22 (66.67%) Ant
6 21 (63.64%) WebDriver
7 20 (60.61%) BDD
7 20 (60.61%) Jenkins
8 19 (57.58%) Subversion
8 19 (57.58%) Java
9 18 (54.55%) JUnit
9 18 (54.55%) Test Management
9 18 (54.55%) Open Source
10 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
10 17 (51.52%) Kanban
10 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
11 16 (48.48%) Load Testing
11 16 (48.48%) TDD
11 16 (48.48%) ISTQB
11 16 (48.48%) C#
11 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
11 16 (48.48%) ISEB
11 16 (48.48%) JMeter
11 16 (48.48%) Bugzilla
12 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
12 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
12 15 (45.45%) TestNG
12 15 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing JIRA 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 JIRA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.18%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) 3G
1 6 (18.18%) 2G
1 6 (18.18%) 4G
2 4 (12.12%) HTTP
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) SSL
Development Applications
1 27 (81.82%) Selenium
2 24 (72.73%) Maven
3 22 (66.67%) Ant
4 21 (63.64%) WebDriver
5 20 (60.61%) Jenkins
6 19 (57.58%) Subversion
7 18 (54.55%) JUnit
8 16 (48.48%) JMeter
8 16 (48.48%) Bugzilla
9 15 (45.45%) TortoiseSVN
9 15 (45.45%) TestNG
9 15 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
10 8 (24.24%) Apache Ivy
10 8 (24.24%) eggPlant
11 6 (18.18%) Toad
11 6 (18.18%) LoadRunner
12 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
12 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
12 4 (12.12%) Hudson
General
1 7 (21.21%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Tester
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) QA Leader
3 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) .NET
1 14 (42.42%) .NET Framework
2 12 (36.36%) Web Services
3 10 (30.30%) SOAP
4 6 (18.18%) J2ME
4 6 (18.18%) WAP
4 6 (18.18%) REST
5 4 (12.12%) RESTful
5 4 (12.12%) XML
5 4 (12.12%) HTML
6 2 (6.06%) J2EE
6 2 (6.06%) CSS
6 2 (6.06%) Ajax
6 2 (6.06%) HTML5
6 2 (6.06%) JSON
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 2 (6.06%) CSS3
6 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
6 2 (6.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Open Source
2 13 (39.39%) Client/Server
3 10 (30.30%) Mobile App
4 6 (18.18%) Handset
5 5 (15.15%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (6.06%) AS400
6 2 (6.06%) iSeries
7 1 (3.03%) W3C
7 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Scrum
2 22 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 20 (60.61%) BDD
4 18 (54.55%) Test Management
5 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
5 17 (51.52%) Kanban
6 16 (48.48%) TDD
6 16 (48.48%) Load Testing
7 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
7 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (39.39%) Test Automation
9 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
10 8 (24.24%) Regression Testing
11 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
12 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (12.12%) SOA
12 4 (12.12%) Project Management
13 2 (6.06%) OOP
13 2 (6.06%) OO
13 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) Java
2 16 (48.48%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) PHP
5 2 (6.06%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) XQuery
5 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 2 (6.06%) XPath
5 2 (6.06%) Groovy
5 2 (6.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (48.48%) ISEB
2 16 (48.48%) ISTQB
3 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (69.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) HP
3 6 (18.18%) Sun
3 6 (18.18%) Apple
4 2 (6.06%) Informatica
4 2 (6.06%) IBM