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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 55 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.27% 1.40% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.72% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
Median daily rate £513 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £254 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £317 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
Automated Testing
UK

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
423 640 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.77% 81.74% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 430 407
Median daily rate £388 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.13% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
South Wales -2 6 £500 +66.66% 1
West Wales - 1 £1,000 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Wales region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
2 9 (56.25%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Middleware
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
5 6 (37.50%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) XML
5 6 (37.50%) Unix
5 6 (37.50%) N-Tier
5 6 (37.50%) Perl
5 6 (37.50%) HTML
5 6 (37.50%) OO
5 6 (37.50%) Apache
5 6 (37.50%) Concordion
5 6 (37.50%) ANSI SQL
6 5 (31.25%) BDD
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) Subversion
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (25.00%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (18.75%) QA
8 3 (18.75%) Open Source
8 3 (18.75%) REST
8 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (18.75%) Re-Platforming

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in 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 6 (37.50%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Concordion
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Perl Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Test
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Middleware
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) jQuery
2 6 (37.50%) XML
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) REST
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (6.25%) Kafka
5 1 (6.25%) Mojolicious
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) EAI
7 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Coaching
8 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) ANSI SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Perl
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 3 (18.75%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) Go
6 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com