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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 27 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.33% 2.73% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.41% 3.28% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 5
Median daily rate £445 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £363 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
421 579 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.04% 83.31% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 449 326
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% -53.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £58.50 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +20 14 £425 +8.97% 2
Newport +11 5 £445 - 1
Gwent - 1 £423 -
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 27 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (77.14%) Selenium
2 26 (74.29%) TDD
3 23 (65.71%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (60.00%) BDD
5 17 (48.57%) SpecFlow
5 17 (48.57%) QA
6 14 (40.00%) C#
6 14 (40.00%) Cucumber
7 13 (37.14%) .NET
7 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
7 13 (37.14%) Visual Studio
8 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET
8 11 (31.43%) CSS
8 11 (31.43%) HTML
8 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
8 11 (31.43%) MVC
8 11 (31.43%) WCF
8 11 (31.43%) jQuery
8 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
8 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
8 11 (31.43%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (31.43%) CSS3
8 11 (31.43%) MongoDB
8 11 (31.43%) NoSQL
8 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (31.43%) HTML5
8 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (31.43%) Couchbase
8 11 (31.43%) AngularJS

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 2 (5.71%) CMS
1 2 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (5.71%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) Couchbase
2 11 (31.43%) MongoDB
2 11 (31.43%) NoSQL
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (77.14%) Selenium
2 17 (48.57%) SpecFlow
3 14 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (37.14%) Visual Studio
5 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 8 (22.86%) TeamCity
7 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (20.00%) MbUnit
7 7 (20.00%) Mercurial
7 7 (20.00%) MSTest
7 7 (20.00%) NUnit
8 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
9 2 (5.71%) JBehave
9 2 (5.71%) JIRA
9 2 (5.71%) JUnit
10 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.86%) JMeter
10 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (20.00%) Publishing
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) .NET Developer
2 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) QA Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Quality Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (11.43%) QA Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 11 (31.43%) AngularJS
2 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET
2 11 (31.43%) ASP.NET Web API
2 11 (31.43%) CSS
2 11 (31.43%) CSS3
2 11 (31.43%) HTML
2 11 (31.43%) HTML5
2 11 (31.43%) jQuery
2 11 (31.43%) KnockoutJS
2 11 (31.43%) WCF
3 8 (22.86%) Gherkin
4 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (74.29%) TDD
3 23 (65.71%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (60.00%) BDD
5 11 (31.43%) API Testing
5 11 (31.43%) MVC
5 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
6 10 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (28.57%) User Stories
7 9 (25.71%) DevOps
8 8 (22.86%) Web Development
9 7 (20.00%) ATDD
9 7 (20.00%) Test-First Development
10 6 (17.14%) Scrum
11 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (11.43%) OO
12 4 (11.43%) Web Application Development
13 3 (8.57%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) C#
2 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
2 11 (31.43%) TypeScript
3 6 (17.14%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ISEB
1 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (48.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.86%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Alterian
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
1 2 (5.71%) Sitecore