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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Wales / South Wales
Rank 52 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.21% 0.20% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.23% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.04% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%

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
385 432 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.22% 85.38% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 329 267
Median daily rate £388 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +108.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 January 2017. 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 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 +14 1 £350 +16.66% 2
Test Automation
Wales

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 13 (68.42%) TDD
3 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
4 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 11 (57.89%) API Testing
4 11 (57.89%) QA
5 10 (52.63%) SpecFlow
5 10 (52.63%) User Stories
6 9 (47.37%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
8 7 (36.84%) Publishing
9 5 (26.32%) Java
10 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 4 (21.05%) JUnit
11 3 (15.79%) MVC
11 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
11 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
11 3 (15.79%) CSS
11 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
11 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
11 3 (15.79%) SQL
11 3 (15.79%) .NET
11 3 (15.79%) C#
11 3 (15.79%) HTML
11 3 (15.79%) Spring
11 3 (15.79%) Maven
11 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing

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 3 (15.79%) Liferay
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Couchbase
2 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
3 10 (52.63%) SpecFlow
4 4 (21.05%) JUnit
5 3 (15.79%) Maven
5 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
6 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.26%) JBehave
7 1 (5.26%) JIRA
7 1 (5.26%) MbUnit
7 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
7 1 (5.26%) MSTest
7 1 (5.26%) NUnit
7 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (36.84%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) QA Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Quality Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 4 (21.05%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) QA Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Software Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) CSS3
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) HTML5
1 3 (15.79%) jQuery
1 3 (15.79%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (15.79%) Spring
1 3 (15.79%) WCF
2 2 (10.53%) RESTful
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Fintech
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (68.42%) TDD
3 11 (57.89%) API Testing
3 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 10 (52.63%) User Stories
5 9 (47.37%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Dependency Management
8 2 (10.53%) Microservices
8 2 (10.53%) Open Source
8 2 (10.53%) SOA
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) TypeScript
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Splunk
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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