The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 58 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.61% 0.36% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.50% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
542 398 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.65% 70.94% 67.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 255 238
Average daily rate £388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £19.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Automation
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - 12 £400 - 2
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 20 (68.97%) Selenium
2 19 (65.52%) Web Services
2 19 (65.52%) Scrum
3 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (51.72%) SOAP
4 15 (51.72%) JIRA
4 15 (51.72%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (48.28%) Oracle
6 13 (44.83%) SQL
6 13 (44.83%) Java
6 13 (44.83%) Maven
6 13 (44.83%) BDD
7 12 (41.38%) Mobile App
8 11 (37.93%) WebDriver
8 11 (37.93%) Finance
8 11 (37.93%) Ant
8 11 (37.93%) HP
8 11 (37.93%) eggPlant
9 10 (34.48%) TDD
9 10 (34.48%) Apache Ivy
9 10 (34.48%) SoapUI
10 9 (31.03%) REST
10 9 (31.03%) Automation Testing
10 9 (31.03%) QA
10 9 (31.03%) Banking
11 8 (27.59%) LoadRunner
11 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
11 8 (27.59%) UNIX
12 7 (24.14%) Toad
12 7 (24.14%) Sun

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) 3G
1 7 (24.14%) 2G
1 7 (24.14%) 4G
2 3 (10.34%) SSL
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (68.97%) Selenium
2 15 (51.72%) JIRA
3 13 (44.83%) Maven
4 11 (37.93%) WebDriver
4 11 (37.93%) Ant
4 11 (37.93%) eggPlant
5 10 (34.48%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (34.48%) SoapUI
6 8 (27.59%) LoadRunner
7 7 (24.14%) Toad
7 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
7 7 (24.14%) JBehave
8 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
9 5 (17.24%) JUnit
9 5 (17.24%) Subversion
10 4 (13.79%) Calabash
10 4 (13.79%) TestNG
11 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
11 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (10.34%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) QA Leader
2 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Tester
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Automated Test Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Coach
5 1 (3.45%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) Web Services
2 15 (51.72%) SOAP
3 9 (31.03%) REST
4 7 (24.14%) WAP
4 7 (24.14%) J2ME
5 6 (20.69%) RESTful
5 6 (20.69%) XML
6 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
6 4 (13.79%) .NET
7 3 (10.34%) J2EE
7 3 (10.34%) HTML
7 3 (10.34%) JSON
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.45%) Velocity
8 1 (3.45%) WCF
8 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Mobile App
2 7 (24.14%) Handset
2 7 (24.14%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Open Source
3 4 (13.79%) iSeries
3 4 (13.79%) AS400
4 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.45%) Statistics
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Scrum
2 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) BDD
4 10 (34.48%) TDD
5 9 (31.03%) Automation Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
7 7 (24.14%) SOA
7 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
8 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Test Management
9 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Load Testing
11 2 (6.90%) User Stories
11 2 (6.90%) Refactoring
11 2 (6.90%) Product Management
11 2 (6.90%) Kanban
11 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) Groovy
4 3 (10.34%) XQuery
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) XPath
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Oracle
2 11 (37.93%) HP
3 7 (24.14%) Sun
3 7 (24.14%) Apple
4 4 (13.79%) IBM
4 4 (13.79%) Informatica