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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 60 78 61
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 2 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.32% 0.58% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.71% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Median daily rate £334 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.87% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £342
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Automation Testing
UK

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
515 703 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 82.40% 81.46% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 515 424
Median daily rate £408 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -26.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.50 £40.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +21 2 £334 -13.87% 2
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
3 4 (57.14%) Web Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) HTTP
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Confluence
5 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (14.29%) DevOps
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) TestNG
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) Gherkin

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) JMeter
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) TestNG
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
3 4 (57.14%) Web Testing
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 1 (14.29%) DevOps
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle