The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.60% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 322 392 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.83% 98.99% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 274 188
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Cardiff

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Cardiff

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile First
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Fintech
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile First
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £361 per day
Posted: 6 days ago