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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / Wales
Rank 64 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.61% - 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £357
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
532 592 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.97% 88.23% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 431 306
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 15
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.70% +110.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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 19 February 2017. 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 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 - 2 £350 -
West Wales - 1 £275 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) JUnit
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Liferay
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 3 (27.27%) Maven
5 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Splunk
5 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
6 2 (18.18%) TypeScript

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 3 (27.27%) Liferay
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Couchbase
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) JUnit
3 3 (27.27%) Maven
4 2 (18.18%) Capybara
4 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) JBehave
5 1 (9.09%) MbUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
5 1 (9.09%) MSTest
5 1 (9.09%) NUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Salesforce Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Salesforce Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
3 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) DHTML
5 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (9.09%) RESTful
5 1 (9.09%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
4 2 (18.18%) Microservices
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Ruby
5 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
6 1 (9.09%) Apex Code
6 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Splunk
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com