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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 53 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 17 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.45% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £343 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +24.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
489 412 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 70.56% 70.79% 67.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 271 238
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £19.90 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £21.60 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 +4 13 £325 -18.23% 1
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
2 27 (79.41%) WebDriver
2 27 (79.41%) Scrum
3 26 (76.47%) JIRA
3 26 (76.47%) Java
4 25 (73.53%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (70.59%) Security Cleared
5 24 (70.59%) C#
6 23 (67.65%) Test Scripting
7 22 (64.71%) ISTQB
7 22 (64.71%) Maven
8 21 (61.76%) Ant
8 21 (61.76%) JUnit
8 21 (61.76%) ISEB
8 21 (61.76%) Load Testing
8 21 (61.76%) Test Management
8 21 (61.76%) Kanban
9 20 (58.82%) SC Cleared
9 20 (58.82%) Bugzilla
10 19 (55.88%) JMeter
10 19 (55.88%) Subversion
10 19 (55.88%) SharePoint
10 19 (55.88%) Open Source
11 18 (52.94%) TestNG
11 18 (52.94%) BDD
11 18 (52.94%) Jenkins
11 18 (52.94%) .NET
11 18 (52.94%) TDD
11 18 (52.94%) Software Testing
12 17 (50.00%) .NET Framework

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (55.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) 3G
1 3 (8.82%) 2G
1 3 (8.82%) 4G
2 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) SSL
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
Development Applications
1 30 (88.24%) Selenium
2 27 (79.41%) WebDriver
3 26 (76.47%) JIRA
4 22 (64.71%) Maven
5 21 (61.76%) Ant
5 21 (61.76%) JUnit
6 20 (58.82%) Bugzilla
7 19 (55.88%) Subversion
7 19 (55.88%) JMeter
8 18 (52.94%) TestNG
8 18 (52.94%) Jenkins
9 17 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (50.00%) TortoiseSVN
10 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
10 5 (14.71%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
11 3 (8.82%) eggPlant
11 3 (8.82%) Toad
12 2 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (5.88%) JBehave
General
1 5 (14.71%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Tester
2 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 13 (38.24%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) QA Leader
4 3 (8.82%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) .NET
2 17 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (14.71%) SOAP
3 5 (14.71%) Web Services
4 3 (8.82%) J2ME
4 3 (8.82%) WAP
4 3 (8.82%) REST
5 2 (5.88%) HTML
5 2 (5.88%) JSON
5 2 (5.88%) RESTful
5 2 (5.88%) XML
5 2 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (55.88%) Open Source
2 17 (50.00%) Client/Server
3 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
3 5 (14.71%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (8.82%) iSeries
4 3 (8.82%) AS400
4 3 (8.82%) Handset
5 1 (2.94%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Scrum
2 23 (67.65%) Test Scripting
3 21 (61.76%) Load Testing
3 21 (61.76%) Test Management
3 21 (61.76%) Kanban
4 18 (52.94%) BDD
4 18 (52.94%) TDD
4 18 (52.94%) Software Testing
5 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
6 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
10 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) Java
2 24 (70.59%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) XQuery
4 2 (5.88%) XPath
4 2 (5.88%) Groovy
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (64.71%) ISTQB
3 21 (61.76%) ISEB
4 20 (58.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (73.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) Informatica
3 3 (8.82%) Apple
3 3 (8.82%) IBM
3 3 (8.82%) Sun
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