The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had Test Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 55 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.18% - 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £450 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Test Automation Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
540 816 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.95% 96.57% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 553 499
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 31
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.70 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £8.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wales region that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the Wales region.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 - 1 £450 -
Test Automation Engineer
UK

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Test Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) SDET