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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 59 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.99% 0.87% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.22% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
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£355 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.75% -22.66%
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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
499 411 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 70.68% 71.11% 68.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 271 233
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 7
Average hourly rate £19.90 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £21.60 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 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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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 -5 6 £325 -18.23% 2
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (65.38%) Selenium
2 15 (57.69%) Web Services
2 15 (57.69%) Scrum
3 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (50.00%) SOAP
3 13 (50.00%) JIRA
3 13 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (46.15%) Oracle
5 11 (42.31%) SQL
5 11 (42.31%) Java
5 11 (42.31%) BDD
5 11 (42.31%) Maven
6 10 (38.46%) Mobile App
6 10 (38.46%) TDD
6 10 (38.46%) Finance
6 10 (38.46%) eggPlant
7 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Ant
7 9 (34.62%) HP
7 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
7 9 (34.62%) QA
8 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Apache Ivy
8 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
8 8 (30.77%) REST
9 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
9 7 (26.92%) UNIX
9 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
9 7 (26.92%) Banking
10 6 (23.08%) 2G

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) 3G
1 6 (23.08%) 2G
1 6 (23.08%) 4G
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) SSL
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Selenium
2 13 (50.00%) JIRA
3 11 (42.31%) Maven
4 10 (38.46%) eggPlant
5 9 (34.62%) Ant
5 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
6 8 (30.77%) Apache Ivy
6 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
7 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
8 6 (23.08%) Toad
9 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
9 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
10 4 (15.38%) Calabash
10 4 (15.38%) JBehave
10 4 (15.38%) TestNG
10 4 (15.38%) JUnit
10 4 (15.38%) Subversion
11 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
11 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (7.69%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) QA Leader
2 5 (19.23%) Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Test Leader
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Coach
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) Web Services
2 13 (50.00%) SOAP
3 8 (30.77%) REST
4 6 (23.08%) J2ME
4 6 (23.08%) WAP
5 5 (19.23%) XML
6 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 4 (15.38%) .NET
7 3 (11.54%) RESTful
8 2 (7.69%) J2EE
8 2 (7.69%) HTML
8 2 (7.69%) JSON
9 1 (3.85%) Velocity
9 1 (3.85%) WCF
9 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
9 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 6 (23.08%) Handset
3 5 (19.23%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (15.38%) AS400
4 4 (15.38%) iSeries
4 4 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.85%) Statistics
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Scrum
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) BDD
4 10 (38.46%) TDD
5 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 5 (19.23%) SOA
8 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Load Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Test Management
10 2 (7.69%) User Stories
10 2 (7.69%) Kanban
10 2 (7.69%) Product Management
10 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Refactoring
10 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 6 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) Groovy
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) XQuery
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) XPath
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Oracle
2 9 (34.62%) HP
3 6 (23.08%) Sun
3 6 (23.08%) Apple
4 4 (15.38%) Informatica
4 4 (15.38%) IBM
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago