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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 54 30
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.39% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.52% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate - - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
474 382 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 86.18% 74.17% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 267 186
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 10
Average hourly rate £47.00 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.88% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.50 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) Scrum
2 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 14 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (81.25%) Jenkins
3 13 (81.25%) DevOps
4 12 (75.00%) SQL
5 11 (68.75%) Java
6 9 (56.25%) HTML
6 9 (56.25%) TDD
7 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (50.00%) CSS
7 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
7 8 (50.00%) NoSQL
7 8 (50.00%) MongoDB
8 7 (43.75%) Mercurial
8 7 (43.75%) SpecFlow
8 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
8 7 (43.75%) XML
8 7 (43.75%) C#
8 7 (43.75%) TeamCity
8 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
9 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
9 6 (37.50%) JIRA
9 6 (37.50%) Release Management
9 6 (37.50%) Pair Programming
9 6 (37.50%) Subversion
9 6 (37.50%) Spring
9 6 (37.50%) JSF

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (37.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 8 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (37.50%) Neo4j
3 2 (12.50%) Couchbase
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (43.75%) Mercurial
3 7 (43.75%) SpecFlow
3 7 (43.75%) TeamCity
4 6 (37.50%) Geb
4 6 (37.50%) Hudson
4 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) Maven
4 6 (37.50%) Spock
4 6 (37.50%) Subversion
5 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (12.50%) MbUnit
6 2 (12.50%) MSTest
6 2 (12.50%) NUnit
6 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
7 1 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 8 (50.00%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
4 6 (37.50%) J2EE
4 6 (37.50%) JSF
4 6 (37.50%) SOAP
4 6 (37.50%) Spring
4 6 (37.50%) Spring Integration
4 6 (37.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (37.50%) Web Services
4 6 (37.50%) XSLT
5 5 (31.25%) Gherkin
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (12.50%) CSS3
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (87.50%) Scrum
3 13 (81.25%) DevOps
4 9 (56.25%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
6 6 (37.50%) DSDM
6 6 (37.50%) OO
6 6 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (37.50%) Open Source
6 6 (37.50%) Pair Programming
6 6 (37.50%) Release Management
6 6 (37.50%) RUP
6 6 (37.50%) SDLC
7 5 (31.25%) Load Testing
8 2 (12.50%) MVC
8 2 (12.50%) Test-First Development
8 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
7 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (37.50%) Twitter