The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 51 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.41% 1.07% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.40% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£333 £338 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% -17.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £418 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
- +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
Automated Testing
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
505 430 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 71.43% 76.65% 70.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 263 174
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.90 £45.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% +181.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £16.20 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Wales region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Wales region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
South Wales +2 7 £333 -1.48% 3
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) Migration
4 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (31.25%) Maven
4 5 (31.25%) Selenium
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (18.75%) Toad
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) Ant
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) CRM
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (18.75%) Workflow
6 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) CMS
6 3 (18.75%) Subversion
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) CMS
1 3 (18.75%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Maven
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (18.75%) Ant
3 3 (18.75%) Toad
3 3 (18.75%) Subversion
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) GitLab
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Database Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Workflow
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
5 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Sitecore
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Zend
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago