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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank - 64 46
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.29% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.38% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £80 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -79.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
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
546 520 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 85.98% 76.25% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 322 216
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 12
Average hourly rate £47.29 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.17% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £29.30 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
4 4 (57.14%) JBehave
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
5 2 (28.57%) SDET
6 1 (14.29%) API Testing
6 1 (14.29%) BeanShell
6 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) RESTful
6 1 (14.29%) JMeter
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) Unix
6 1 (14.29%) Linux

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) BeanShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle