The first table below looks at the demand for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 47 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 21 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.66% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £284
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
570 369 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.34% 70.15% 67.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 228 238
Average daily rate £388 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.90 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 - 18 £325 - 1
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 31 (88.57%) Selenium
2 28 (80.00%) WebDriver
2 28 (80.00%) Scrum
3 27 (77.14%) Java
3 27 (77.14%) JIRA
4 26 (74.29%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
6 23 (65.71%) Test Scripting
6 23 (65.71%) C#
6 23 (65.71%) Maven
7 22 (62.86%) Ant
7 22 (62.86%) JUnit
7 22 (62.86%) Test Management
8 21 (60.00%) Load Testing
8 21 (60.00%) Kanban
8 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
9 20 (57.14%) Subversion
9 20 (57.14%) Bugzilla
9 20 (57.14%) ISEB
9 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
10 19 (54.29%) Open Source
10 19 (54.29%) BDD
10 19 (54.29%) Jenkins
10 19 (54.29%) SharePoint
10 19 (54.29%) TDD
10 19 (54.29%) JMeter
11 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
11 18 (51.43%) .NET
11 18 (51.43%) TestNG
12 17 (48.57%) TortoiseSVN

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (54.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
1 3 (8.57%) SSL
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
1 3 (8.57%) 3G
1 3 (8.57%) 2G
1 3 (8.57%) 4G
Development Applications
1 31 (88.57%) Selenium
2 28 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 27 (77.14%) JIRA
4 23 (65.71%) Maven
5 22 (62.86%) Ant
5 22 (62.86%) JUnit
6 20 (57.14%) Bugzilla
6 20 (57.14%) Subversion
7 19 (54.29%) JMeter
7 19 (54.29%) Jenkins
8 18 (51.43%) TestNG
9 17 (48.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (48.57%) TortoiseSVN
10 6 (17.14%) Apache Ivy
10 6 (17.14%) SoapUI
11 5 (14.29%) LoadRunner
12 3 (8.57%) Toad
12 3 (8.57%) Mercurial
12 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
12 3 (8.57%) eggPlant
General
1 6 (17.14%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Tester
2 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Automated Test Developer
4 3 (8.57%) QA Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.71%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) .NET
2 17 (48.57%) .NET Framework
3 6 (17.14%) SOAP
3 6 (17.14%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) XML
4 3 (8.57%) J2ME
4 3 (8.57%) WAP
4 3 (8.57%) JSON
4 3 (8.57%) RESTful
4 3 (8.57%) REST
4 3 (8.57%) J2EE
4 3 (8.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Open Source
2 17 (48.57%) Client/Server
3 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (17.14%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (8.57%) iSeries
4 3 (8.57%) AS400
4 3 (8.57%) Handset
5 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Scrum
2 23 (65.71%) Test Scripting
3 22 (62.86%) Test Management
4 21 (60.00%) Load Testing
4 21 (60.00%) Kanban
5 19 (54.29%) BDD
5 19 (54.29%) TDD
6 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
7 12 (34.29%) Automated Testing
8 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
10 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 4 (11.43%) Project Management
13 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (77.14%) Java
2 23 (65.71%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) XQuery
4 3 (8.57%) XPath
4 3 (8.57%) Groovy
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 20 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 20 (57.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (74.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Informatica
3 3 (8.57%) Apple
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Sun
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