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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 49 70 58
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.36% 0.51% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 0.63% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 12
Median daily rate £413 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
423 640 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.77% 81.74% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 430 407
Median daily rate £388 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.13% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £34.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +11 13 £413 +17.85% 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 9 (69.23%) Java
4 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
5 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (53.85%) BDD
6 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
6 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
6 6 (46.15%) JIRA
6 6 (46.15%) TDD
6 6 (46.15%) JMeter
6 6 (46.15%) SOAP
6 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
6 6 (46.15%) HTML
7 5 (38.46%) SQL
7 5 (38.46%) XML
7 5 (38.46%) MQSeries
7 5 (38.46%) Workflow
7 5 (38.46%) QA
7 5 (38.46%) Use Case
7 5 (38.46%) Atlassian
7 5 (38.46%) jQuery
7 5 (38.46%) Volume Testing
7 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
7 5 (38.46%) V-Model
7 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
8 4 (30.77%) DbUnit
8 4 (30.77%) Spock

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 5 (38.46%) MQSeries
2 4 (30.77%) JBoss
2 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
3 2 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Couchbase
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
3 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 6 (46.15%) JMeter
3 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
4 4 (30.77%) Burp Suite
4 4 (30.77%) DbUnit
4 4 (30.77%) JUnit
4 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
4 4 (30.77%) Spock
5 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
6 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
7 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
7 1 (7.69%) MbUnit
7 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
7 1 (7.69%) MSTest
7 1 (7.69%) Ranorex
7 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) SOAP
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
3 5 (38.46%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) JSTS
5 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (7.69%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Use Case
4 5 (38.46%) V-Model
4 5 (38.46%) Volume Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Workflow
5 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Document Management
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) SDLC
5 4 (30.77%) Security Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) OOP
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) C
6 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Atlassian
2 2 (15.38%) Alterian
2 2 (15.38%) Sitecore