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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 52 48 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.38% 0.87% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.24% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
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£325 £398 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +24.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £332 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £400 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £37.50
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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
432 323 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 74.61% 69.91% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 223 189
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £23.59 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cardiff -7 4 £308 -22.64% 1
Newport - 4 £385 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Selenium
3 13 (54.17%) Scrum
4 12 (50.00%) Web Services
5 11 (45.83%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (41.67%) BDD
6 10 (41.67%) JIRA
6 10 (41.67%) Java
6 10 (41.67%) SOAP
6 10 (41.67%) Finance
7 9 (37.50%) TDD
7 9 (37.50%) SQL
7 9 (37.50%) Oracle
7 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
8 8 (33.33%) Maven
9 7 (29.17%) QA
9 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
9 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 7 (29.17%) C#
9 7 (29.17%) UNIX
9 7 (29.17%) Regression Testing
9 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
9 7 (29.17%) eggPlant
10 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (25.00%) Ant
10 6 (25.00%) HP
10 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (20.83%) Test Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) 4G
1 3 (12.50%) 3G
1 3 (12.50%) 2G
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 10 (41.67%) JIRA
3 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 8 (33.33%) Maven
5 7 (29.17%) eggPlant
6 6 (25.00%) Ant
7 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
7 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.83%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (16.67%) Calabash
8 4 (16.67%) Subversion
8 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 4 (16.67%) JUnit
8 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (16.67%) JBehave
8 4 (16.67%) TestNG
8 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (12.50%) Toad
10 2 (8.33%) Bugzilla
10 2 (8.33%) JMeter
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Test Leader
2 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Tester
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) QA Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Coach
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Automated Test Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Web Services
2 10 (41.67%) SOAP
3 5 (20.83%) REST
3 5 (20.83%) XML
4 4 (16.67%) .NET
4 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.50%) RESTful
5 3 (12.50%) J2ME
5 3 (12.50%) WAP
6 2 (8.33%) J2EE
6 2 (8.33%) HTML
6 2 (8.33%) JSON
7 1 (4.17%) Velocity
7 1 (4.17%) WCF
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.67%) AS400
2 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 4 (16.67%) iSeries
3 3 (12.50%) Handset
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.17%) Statistics
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) BDD
4 9 (37.50%) TDD
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) Regression Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Test Management
7 5 (20.83%) SOA
7 5 (20.83%) Test Planning
8 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.33%) Project Management
10 2 (8.33%) Code Coverage
10 2 (8.33%) User Stories
10 2 (8.33%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 7 (29.17%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) Groovy
5 2 (8.33%) XQuery
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) Informatica
3 4 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (12.50%) Sun
4 3 (12.50%) Apple