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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 58 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.61% 2.43% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 3.20% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £361 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.33%
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
394 437 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.74% 75.87% 67.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 266 144
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
Average hourly rate £18.90 £25.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.25 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.25 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Newport -7 2 £350 -6.04% 1
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) TestNG
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft