The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 40 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.68% 2.17% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 3.37% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Average daily rate £400 £300 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 208 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.32% 64.40% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 136 111
Average daily rate £400 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £10.69 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.90 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
Wales

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 11 £400 - 2
Monmouthshire - - - -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (51.85%) Web Services
2 13 (48.15%) Selenium
3 10 (37.04%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) BDD
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (29.63%) Maven
5 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
5 8 (29.63%) SOA
5 8 (29.63%) SOAP
5 8 (29.63%) Mobile App
6 7 (25.93%) SoapUI
6 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
6 7 (25.93%) Ant
6 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) eggPlant
8 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
8 5 (18.52%) Apache Ivy
8 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (18.52%) JBehave
8 5 (18.52%) REST
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 5 (18.52%) HP
8 5 (18.52%) TDD
8 5 (18.52%) Banking
9 4 (14.81%) Handset
9 4 (14.81%) QA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) 2G
1 4 (14.81%) 3G
1 4 (14.81%) 4G
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) Maven
3 7 (25.93%) SoapUI
3 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
3 7 (25.93%) Ant
4 6 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
4 6 (22.22%) JIRA
4 6 (22.22%) eggPlant
5 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
5 5 (18.52%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (18.52%) JBehave
6 4 (14.81%) Toad
6 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
6 4 (14.81%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
7 3 (11.11%) Calabash
7 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (7.41%) CruiseControl
9 1 (3.70%) Hudson
9 1 (3.70%) Robotium
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Functional Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Automation Tester
4 4 (14.81%) QA Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Functional Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Automated Test Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) Web Services
2 8 (29.63%) SOAP
3 5 (18.52%) REST
4 4 (14.81%) RESTful
4 4 (14.81%) WAP
4 4 (14.81%) J2ME
5 2 (7.41%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) HTML
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE
6 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.81%) Handset
2 4 (14.81%) Open Source
2 4 (14.81%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) BDD
2 9 (33.33%) Scrum
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) SOA
4 5 (18.52%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Code Coverage
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.70%) Test Management
8 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Groovy
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) XQuery
4 1 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
1 5 (18.52%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) Sun
2 4 (14.81%) Apple
3 3 (11.11%) IBM
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