The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 56 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 17 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.20% 2.07% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.74% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 0
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£275 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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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
588 547 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.26% 75.34% 68.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 349 174
Average daily rate £365 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 9
Average hourly rate £18.90 £25.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.40 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 +4 16 £275 -21.42% 1
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
1 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
2 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Load Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Client/Server
2 9 (47.37%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 8 (42.11%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
3 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Open Source
5 6 (31.58%) BDD
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 6 (31.58%) TestNG
5 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (31.58%) Bugzilla
5 6 (31.58%) Test Management
5 6 (31.58%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) Subversion
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
5 6 (31.58%) JMeter
5 6 (31.58%) JUnit
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) Data Integration

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Selenium
1 10 (52.63%) WebDriver
2 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) TestNG
2 6 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (31.58%) Bugzilla
2 6 (31.58%) Subversion
2 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 6 (31.58%) JMeter
2 6 (31.58%) JUnit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Tester
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Client/Server
2 7 (36.84%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Load Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) BDD
4 6 (31.58%) Test Management
4 6 (31.58%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP