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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 61 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.69% 0.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
521 272 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.36% 64.30% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 164 160
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £13.10 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £23.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automation Testing
UK

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 17 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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South Wales -13 3 £400 - 3
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Maven
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) Ant
5 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (22.22%) eggPlant
6 2 (22.22%) BDD
6 2 (22.22%) 4G
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) Change Control
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) DOM
6 2 (22.22%) Apache

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) 3G
1 2 (22.22%) 2G
1 2 (22.22%) 4G
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (33.33%) Ant
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (22.22%) eggPlant
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (22.22%) Toad
3 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
4 1 (11.11%) JBehave
4 1 (11.11%) Concordion
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Calabash
4 1 (11.11%) Subversion
4 1 (11.11%) JUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) QA Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Test Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) DOM
4 2 (22.22%) J2ME
4 2 (22.22%) WAP
4 2 (22.22%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) J2EE
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) XQuery
4 1 (11.11%) XPath
4 1 (11.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Sun
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