The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 57 29
Rank change year-on-year +22 -28  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.19% 1.52% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.78% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Median daily rate £350 £363 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +18.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £383 £336
% change year-on-year -0.06% +13.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 291 337 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.61% 85.10% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 243 149
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 11
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Cardiff

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) Web Design
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) Web Accessibility
4 4 (30.77%) HTML5
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) CSS3
4 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
4 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
5 3 (23.08%) API Design
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Fintech
5 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
5 3 (23.08%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) NHibernate
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) C#

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (15.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) NUnit
3 2 (15.38%) JBehave
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) TestRail
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (23.08%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) CSS
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
2 4 (30.77%) CSS3
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
2 4 (30.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (23.08%) NHibernate
3 3 (23.08%) REST
4 2 (15.38%) Dropwizard
4 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
4 2 (15.38%) JSON
4 2 (15.38%) Spring
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Fintech
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
3 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (30.77%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (30.77%) Web Design
4 3 (23.08%) API Design
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
5 2 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Web Development
5 2 (15.38%) Wireframes
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) WAI
1 2 (15.38%) WCAG
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) QA