The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 41 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.30% - 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% - 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £200 - £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation 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 291 368 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.87% 86.38% 77.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 267 152
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -27.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Cardiff

Automation Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software

Automation Testing
Top Related 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle