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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 36 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 31 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.63% 2.28% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.55% 2.79% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 6
Median daily rate £445 £395 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% +11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £363 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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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
559 717 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 83.56% 81.57% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 527 424
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 11
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.50 £52.03 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 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 +29 29 £445 +12.65% 3
North Wales - 1 £450 -
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (71.79%) Selenium
3 27 (69.23%) TDD
4 24 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (56.41%) BDD
6 18 (46.15%) SpecFlow
6 18 (46.15%) QA
7 15 (38.46%) Cucumber
8 14 (35.90%) C#
9 13 (33.33%) .NET
9 13 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
10 12 (30.77%) HTML
10 12 (30.77%) Performance Testing
10 12 (30.77%) Unit Testing
10 12 (30.77%) API Testing
11 11 (28.21%) Exploratory Testing
11 11 (28.21%) TypeScript
11 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (28.21%) WCF
11 11 (28.21%) jQuery
11 11 (28.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (28.21%) MongoDB
11 11 (28.21%) NoSQL
11 11 (28.21%) HTML5
11 11 (28.21%) CSS3
11 11 (28.21%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (28.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (28.21%) Couchbase

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) CMS
1 2 (5.13%) Liferay
1 2 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (28.21%) Couchbase
2 11 (28.21%) MongoDB
2 11 (28.21%) NoSQL
2 11 (28.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (28.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (71.79%) Selenium
2 18 (46.15%) SpecFlow
3 15 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 13 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
6 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
6 8 (20.51%) TeamCity
7 7 (17.95%) MbUnit
7 7 (17.95%) Mercurial
7 7 (17.95%) MSTest
7 7 (17.95%) NUnit
8 4 (10.26%) JUnit
8 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
9 2 (5.13%) JBehave
9 2 (5.13%) JIRA
9 2 (5.13%) Maven
10 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.56%) JMeter
10 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (17.95%) Publishing
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Developer
3 12 (30.77%) QA Analyst
4 11 (28.21%) .NET Developer
5 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
5 8 (20.51%) Test Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (10.26%) QA Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) QA Test Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) QA Automation Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Test Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 12 (30.77%) HTML
3 11 (28.21%) AngularJS
3 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET
3 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (28.21%) CSS
3 11 (28.21%) CSS3
3 11 (28.21%) HTML5
3 11 (28.21%) jQuery
3 11 (28.21%) KnockoutJS
3 11 (28.21%) WCF
4 8 (20.51%) Gherkin
5 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.13%) RESTful
6 2 (5.13%) Spring
7 1 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.56%) SOAP
7 1 (2.56%) Visualforce
7 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (69.23%) TDD
3 24 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (56.41%) BDD
5 12 (30.77%) API Testing
5 12 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 12 (30.77%) Unit Testing
6 11 (28.21%) Exploratory Testing
6 11 (28.21%) MVC
6 11 (28.21%) User Stories
7 10 (25.64%) DevOps
8 8 (20.51%) Web Development
9 7 (17.95%) ATDD
9 7 (17.95%) Test-First Development
10 6 (15.38%) Scrum
11 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (10.26%) OO
12 4 (10.26%) Web Application Development
13 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) C#
2 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.21%) TypeScript
4 8 (20.51%) Java
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.56%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (46.15%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.56%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Alterian
2 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
2 2 (5.13%) Splunk
3 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
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