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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 64 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 16 0 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.03% - 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% - 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 14
Average daily rate
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£350 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -12.50%
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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
621 402 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.61% 71.02% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 250 213
Average daily rate £350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 11
Average hourly rate £19.70 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.07 £22.50 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
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South Wales - 12 £350 - 2
Automated Testing
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Selenium
3 20 (58.82%) Java
3 20 (58.82%) Scrum
4 17 (50.00%) TDD
5 16 (47.06%) C#
5 16 (47.06%) WebDriver
5 16 (47.06%) BDD
6 15 (44.12%) Test Scripting
7 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
7 14 (41.18%) SharePoint
8 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
9 12 (35.29%) Subversion
10 11 (32.35%) JIRA
10 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (32.35%) Load Testing
10 11 (32.35%) Test Management
10 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
11 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (29.41%) Migration
11 10 (29.41%) JUnit
12 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
12 9 (26.47%) Maven
12 9 (26.47%) TestNG
12 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
13 8 (23.53%) Open Source
13 8 (23.53%) Kanban
13 8 (23.53%) JMeter
13 8 (23.53%) Ant

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 14 (41.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.65%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (17.65%) CMS
3 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) Lync
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) SaaS
3 1 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (2.94%) GitHub
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (2.94%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Selenium
2 16 (47.06%) WebDriver
3 12 (35.29%) Subversion
4 11 (32.35%) JIRA
5 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (29.41%) JUnit
6 9 (26.47%) Maven
6 9 (26.47%) TestNG
6 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
7 8 (23.53%) JMeter
7 8 (23.53%) Ant
8 7 (20.59%) Bugzilla
8 7 (20.59%) TortoiseSVN
9 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
10 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
11 2 (5.88%) Mercurial
11 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
11 2 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (5.88%) JBehave
11 2 (5.88%) Hudson
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Automated Test Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) QA Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) XML
2 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.76%) SOAP
4 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 3 (8.82%) HTML
4 3 (8.82%) JSON
5 2 (5.88%) RESTful
5 2 (5.88%) J2EE
5 2 (5.88%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.94%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.94%) CSS
6 1 (2.94%) WCF
6 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Open Source
2 4 (11.76%) iSeries
2 4 (11.76%) GIS
3 3 (8.82%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.82%) AS400
4 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Scrum
3 17 (50.00%) TDD
4 16 (47.06%) BDD
5 15 (44.12%) Test Scripting
6 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (32.35%) Load Testing
6 11 (32.35%) Test Management
6 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
7 10 (29.41%) Migration
8 8 (23.53%) Kanban
9 7 (20.59%) Software Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 6 (17.65%) CRM
11 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
11 4 (11.76%) V-Model
11 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
12 3 (8.82%) User Stories
12 3 (8.82%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) XPath
5 2 (5.88%) Scala
5 2 (5.88%) Groovy
5 2 (5.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
4 8 (23.53%) ISEB
5 3 (8.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Sitecore
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) IBM
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Informatica
3 3 (8.82%) HP