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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 54 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 18 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.62% 0.59% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £381 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £31.25
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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
520 353 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 75.69% 69.35% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 190 216
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 0 17 £325 -14.75% 1
North Wales - - - - 1
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (88.24%) Selenium
1 30 (88.24%) WebDriver
2 29 (85.29%) C#
3 27 (79.41%) Scrum
3 27 (79.41%) Kanban
4 26 (76.47%) Security Cleared
4 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (73.53%) Test Scripting
6 23 (67.65%) ISTQB
6 23 (67.65%) JIRA
6 23 (67.65%) ISEB
7 22 (64.71%) Load Testing
8 21 (61.76%) Software Testing
8 21 (61.76%) Jenkins
9 20 (58.82%) SC Cleared
9 20 (58.82%) .NET
10 19 (55.88%) .NET Framework
11 18 (52.94%) Bugzilla
12 16 (47.06%) SharePoint
12 16 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (47.06%) Open Source
13 15 (44.12%) BDD
13 15 (44.12%) TortoiseSVN
13 15 (44.12%) Test Management
13 15 (44.12%) Client/Server
13 15 (44.12%) TDD
13 15 (44.12%) Subversion
14 14 (41.18%) Java
15 11 (32.35%) Project Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (47.06%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (88.24%) Selenium
1 30 (88.24%) WebDriver
2 23 (67.65%) JIRA
3 21 (61.76%) Jenkins
4 18 (52.94%) Bugzilla
5 16 (47.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (44.12%) TortoiseSVN
6 15 (44.12%) Subversion
7 11 (32.35%) JMeter
8 10 (29.41%) TestNG
9 9 (26.47%) Maven
9 9 (26.47%) Ant
9 9 (26.47%) JUnit
10 2 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
10 2 (5.88%) LoadUI
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Tester
2 16 (47.06%) Analyst
2 16 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.82%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) .NET
2 19 (55.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) Open Source
2 15 (44.12%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.88%) AS400
3 2 (5.88%) Statistics
3 2 (5.88%) iSeries
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Scrum
1 27 (79.41%) Kanban
2 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (73.53%) Test Scripting
4 22 (64.71%) Load Testing
5 21 (61.76%) Software Testing
6 15 (44.12%) TDD
6 15 (44.12%) Test Management
6 15 (44.12%) BDD
7 11 (32.35%) Project Management
8 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (5.88%) Coaching
10 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (85.29%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 23 (67.65%) ISEB
2 23 (67.65%) ISTQB
3 20 (58.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.88%) IBM Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (47.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (5.88%) Informatica
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
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