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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 62 71 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.39% 0.52% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.66% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
Average daily rate £450 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £190 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
Test Automation
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
522 602 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.80% 78.59% 77.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 363 356
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.90 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.47 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.60 £34.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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
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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 9 £450 +80.00% 3
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (66.67%) SOAP
3 6 (66.67%) JIRA
3 6 (66.67%) JMeter
3 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (55.56%) Volume Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Atlassian
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) V-Model
4 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Workflow
4 5 (55.56%) Use Case
4 5 (55.56%) XML
4 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) HTML
4 5 (55.56%) MQSeries
5 4 (44.44%) JBoss
5 4 (44.44%) JUnit
5 4 (44.44%) Document Management
5 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
5 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
5 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
5 4 (44.44%) DbUnit

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) MQSeries
2 4 (44.44%) JBoss
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) JIRA
2 6 (66.67%) JMeter
2 6 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (44.44%) Burp Suite
3 4 (44.44%) DbUnit
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Spock
3 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
4 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
6 1 (11.11%) Ranorex
6 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (11.11%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) JSTS
5 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Use Case
3 5 (55.56%) V-Model
3 5 (55.56%) Volume Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Workflow
4 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Document Management
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
5 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Release Management
7 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Atlassian