The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 72 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.78% 1.04% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.47% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
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£393 £369 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.44% +18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +4.00%
Test Automation
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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
606 409 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.29% 71.13% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 255 213
Average daily rate £350 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 11
Average hourly rate £19.70 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.07 £24.50 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 4 £343 -13.83%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) Scrum
3 13 (61.90%) Selenium
4 11 (52.38%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (47.62%) Java
6 9 (42.86%) Oracle
6 9 (42.86%) TDD
7 8 (38.10%) Web Services
7 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
7 8 (38.10%) QA
7 8 (38.10%) JIRA
8 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (33.33%) BDD
8 7 (33.33%) SQL
8 7 (33.33%) C#
8 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
9 6 (28.57%) UNIX
9 6 (28.57%) Ant
9 6 (28.57%) SOAP
9 6 (28.57%) HP
9 6 (28.57%) Maven
9 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
10 5 (23.81%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
10 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
10 5 (23.81%) Test Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) 3G
1 3 (14.29%) 2G
1 3 (14.29%) 4G
2 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
3 6 (28.57%) Ant
3 6 (28.57%) Maven
4 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
4 5 (23.81%) Apache Ivy
5 4 (19.05%) eggPlant
5 4 (19.05%) Subversion
5 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
5 4 (19.05%) JUnit
5 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 4 (19.05%) TestNG
5 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 3 (14.29%) JBehave
6 3 (14.29%) Toad
6 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 2 (9.52%) JMeter
7 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
3 3 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Coach
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Web Services
2 6 (28.57%) SOAP
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (19.05%) REST
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) J2ME
4 3 (14.29%) WAP
5 2 (9.52%) J2EE
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) Velocity
6 1 (4.76%) WCF
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) iSeries
2 4 (19.05%) AS400
3 3 (14.29%) Handset
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.76%) Statistics
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) Scrum
3 9 (42.86%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 7 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
6 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
8 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
8 3 (14.29%) User Stories
9 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) XQuery
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
3 2 (9.52%) XPath
3 2 (9.52%) Groovy
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (9.52%) ISEB
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Informatica
3 4 (19.05%) IBM
4 3 (14.29%) Sun
4 3 (14.29%) Apple