The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 24 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.59% 2.14% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 2.63% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 6
Median daily rate £450 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £387 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -19.38%
Test Automation
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
409 532 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.64% 81.35% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 402 331
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Cardiff +25 15 £475 +26.66% 2
Newport +2 5 £445 -
Gwent - 1 £423 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (80.49%) Selenium
2 28 (68.29%) TDD
2 28 (68.29%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (56.10%) BDD
4 20 (48.78%) .NET
5 19 (46.34%) SpecFlow
6 18 (43.90%) QA
6 18 (43.90%) Visual Studio
7 17 (41.46%) Performance Testing
8 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
8 16 (39.02%) HTML
9 15 (36.59%) jQuery
10 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
10 14 (34.15%) C#
11 12 (29.27%) Java
11 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
12 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
12 11 (26.83%) CSS
12 11 (26.83%) MVC
12 11 (26.83%) WCF
12 11 (26.83%) MongoDB
12 11 (26.83%) NoSQL
12 11 (26.83%) HTML5
12 11 (26.83%) CSS3
12 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (26.83%) Couchbase
12 11 (26.83%) AngularJS
12 11 (26.83%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (26.83%) TypeScript

Test Automation
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 5 (12.20%) MQSeries
2 4 (9.76%) JBoss
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.88%) CMS
3 2 (4.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.88%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.83%) Couchbase
2 11 (26.83%) MongoDB
2 11 (26.83%) NoSQL
2 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (80.49%) Selenium
2 19 (46.34%) SpecFlow
3 18 (43.90%) Visual Studio
4 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
5 10 (24.39%) Jenkins
6 8 (19.51%) TeamCity
7 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
7 7 (17.07%) JIRA
7 7 (17.07%) MbUnit
7 7 (17.07%) Mercurial
7 7 (17.07%) MSTest
7 7 (17.07%) NUnit
8 6 (14.63%) JMeter
8 6 (14.63%) WebDriver
9 5 (12.20%) JUnit
10 4 (9.76%) Burp Suite
10 4 (9.76%) DbUnit
10 4 (9.76%) Spock
11 1 (2.44%) LoadUI
11 1 (2.44%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (17.07%) Publishing
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
2 13 (31.71%) Test Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) .NET Developer
3 11 (26.83%) Developer
3 11 (26.83%) QA Analyst
4 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Quality Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Software Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (4.88%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) .NET
2 16 (39.02%) HTML
3 15 (36.59%) jQuery
4 11 (26.83%) AngularJS
4 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (26.83%) CSS
4 11 (26.83%) CSS3
4 11 (26.83%) HTML5
4 11 (26.83%) KnockoutJS
4 11 (26.83%) WCF
5 9 (21.95%) Gherkin
6 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (14.63%) SOAP
8 5 (12.20%) XML
9 4 (9.76%) JSTS
10 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (68.29%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (68.29%) TDD
3 23 (56.10%) BDD
4 17 (41.46%) Performance Testing
5 11 (26.83%) API Testing
5 11 (26.83%) MVC
5 11 (26.83%) Unit Testing
6 10 (24.39%) User Stories
7 9 (21.95%) DevOps
7 9 (21.95%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (19.51%) Web Development
9 7 (17.07%) ATDD
9 7 (17.07%) Test-First Development
10 6 (14.63%) Scrum
11 5 (12.20%) Use Case
11 5 (12.20%) V-Model
11 5 (12.20%) Volume Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
2 14 (34.15%) C#
3 12 (29.27%) Java
4 11 (26.83%) TypeScript
5 6 (14.63%) SQL
6 3 (7.32%) C
7 2 (4.88%) Python
7 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (43.90%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.88%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.88%) Alterian
2 2 (4.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle