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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 57 53 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 18 2 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.33% 0.36% 4.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 0.50% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 18
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£325 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £329 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
572 397 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 74.19% 71.92% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 265 244
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Average hourly rate £21.86 £15.29 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.93% -59.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.33 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £17.08 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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 +4 15 £325 -1.51% 3
Automated Testing
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) Selenium
3 22 (61.11%) Java
4 21 (58.33%) Scrum
5 19 (52.78%) TDD
5 19 (52.78%) BDD
6 18 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 18 (50.00%) C#
7 17 (47.22%) SharePoint
7 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
8 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
9 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
10 14 (38.89%) Subversion
11 13 (36.11%) JIRA
11 13 (36.11%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (36.11%) Test Management
11 13 (36.11%) Load Testing
11 13 (36.11%) Automation Testing
12 12 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (33.33%) JUnit
13 11 (30.56%) Ant
13 11 (30.56%) TestNG
13 11 (30.56%) ISTQB
13 11 (30.56%) Maven
13 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
14 10 (27.78%) Open Source
14 10 (27.78%) Kanban
14 10 (27.78%) .NET
14 10 (27.78%) ISEB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (47.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (19.44%) CMS
2 7 (19.44%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Lync
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (66.67%) Selenium
2 18 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 14 (38.89%) Subversion
4 13 (36.11%) JIRA
5 12 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (33.33%) JUnit
6 11 (30.56%) Ant
6 11 (30.56%) TestNG
6 11 (30.56%) Maven
6 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
7 10 (27.78%) JMeter
8 9 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
8 9 (25.00%) Bugzilla
9 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 3 (8.33%) JBehave
10 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
10 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
11 2 (5.56%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (5.56%) Hudson
11 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Automated Test Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Trainer
7 1 (2.78%) Web Team Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Trainer
7 1 (2.78%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.11%) XML
3 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.11%) SOAP
4 3 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) J2EE
5 2 (5.56%) RESTful
5 2 (5.56%) JSON
6 1 (2.78%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) WCF
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
6 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.78%) REST
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Open Source
2 5 (13.89%) GIS
2 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
3 4 (11.11%) iSeries
4 3 (8.33%) AS400
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Scrum
3 19 (52.78%) TDD
3 19 (52.78%) BDD
4 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
5 13 (36.11%) Test Management
5 13 (36.11%) Load Testing
5 13 (36.11%) Automation Testing
6 12 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (27.78%) Kanban
7 10 (27.78%) Migration
8 9 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (19.44%) CRM
10 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
11 4 (11.11%) Document Management
11 4 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
12 3 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (8.33%) Release Management
12 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 18 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Groovy
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) XQuery
5 2 (5.56%) Scala
5 2 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (30.56%) ISTQB
4 10 (27.78%) ISEB
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Sitecore
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) IBM
5 3 (8.33%) Informatica
6 2 (5.56%) HP