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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 43 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.68% 0.52% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 0.64% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 11
Median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
366 468 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 76.89% 81.25% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 369 357
Median daily rate £390 £356 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £16.80 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 - 8 £450 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 12 (80.00%) .NET
3 10 (66.67%) Visual Studio
4 9 (60.00%) Java
4 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (60.00%) BDD
5 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (53.33%) HTML
5 8 (53.33%) TDD
6 7 (46.67%) jQuery
6 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (40.00%) SpecFlow
7 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 6 (40.00%) JIRA
7 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (40.00%) JMeter
7 6 (40.00%) C#
7 6 (40.00%) SOAP
8 5 (33.33%) XML
8 5 (33.33%) MQSeries
8 5 (33.33%) SQL
8 5 (33.33%) Workflow
8 5 (33.33%) Volume Testing
8 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) Atlassian
8 5 (33.33%) QA
8 5 (33.33%) Use Case
8 5 (33.33%) V-Model

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 (33.33%) MQSeries
2 4 (26.67%) JBoss
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (13.33%) CMS
3 2 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Couchbase
1 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 10 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (40.00%) JIRA
3 6 (40.00%) JMeter
3 6 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (26.67%) Burp Suite
4 4 (26.67%) DbUnit
4 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) JUnit
4 4 (26.67%) Spock
4 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
5 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) MbUnit
5 3 (20.00%) Mercurial
5 3 (20.00%) MSTest
5 3 (20.00%) NUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
6 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) jQuery
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 5 (33.33%) XML
6 4 (26.67%) JSTS
7 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (20.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) BDD
2 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) TDD
4 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Use Case
6 5 (33.33%) V-Model
6 5 (33.33%) Volume Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Workflow
7 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) Document Management
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) SDLC
7 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Web Development
8 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (20.00%) MVC
8 3 (20.00%) Test-First Development
8 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (40.00%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) C
5 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 2 (13.33%) Alterian
2 2 (13.33%) Sitecore
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