Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 18 26
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 38 43 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.20% 7.71% 7.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.17% 9.25% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 56
Cardiff median daily rate £388 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.53% +11.92% -7.41%
10th Percentile £278 £275 £255
90th Percentile £475 £513 £431
South Wales median daily rate £375 £411 £360
% change year-on-year -8.81% +14.24% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - £52.03

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 530 465 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 86.46% 83.33% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 376 589
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £188 £224
90th Percentile £500 £525 £463
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +2.52% +21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £35.45 £36.55 £21.05
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.38 £15.88
% change year-on-year +3.40% +15.75% +9.48%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Cardiff

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Cardiff

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) TDD
2 20 (52.63%) Scrum
3 15 (39.47%) HTML
4 14 (36.84%) Unit Testing
5 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
5 13 (34.21%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (31.58%) CSS3
6 12 (31.58%) Node.js
6 12 (31.58%) HTML5
6 12 (31.58%) JSON
6 12 (31.58%) Ajax
6 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 12 (31.58%) CSS
7 11 (28.95%) Finance
7 11 (28.95%) BDD
7 11 (28.95%) Grunt
7 11 (28.95%) SonarQube
7 11 (28.95%) gulp
8 10 (26.32%) Relational Database
8 10 (26.32%) Performance Optimisation
8 10 (26.32%) npm
8 10 (26.32%) Perforce
8 10 (26.32%) C#
9 9 (23.68%) SQL
10 8 (21.05%) Java
10 8 (21.05%) Banking
10 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (18.42%) Oracle
11 7 (18.42%) RDBMS

Test Automation
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 7 (18.42%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle9i Database
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.89%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
2 11 (28.95%) Grunt
2 11 (28.95%) gulp
2 11 (28.95%) SonarQube
3 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
5 3 (7.89%) Gradle
5 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.89%) JProfiler
5 3 (7.89%) JUnit
5 3 (7.89%) MSBuild
6 2 (5.26%) NUnit
6 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) UI Developer
3 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum Master
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.26%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) HTML
2 12 (31.58%) Ajax
2 12 (31.58%) CSS
2 12 (31.58%) CSS3
2 12 (31.58%) HTML5
2 12 (31.58%) JSON
2 12 (31.58%) Node.js
3 6 (15.79%) .NET
3 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
4 5 (13.16%) REST
5 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.53%) Code First Entity Framework
5 4 (10.53%) Entity Framework
5 4 (10.53%) LINQ
5 4 (10.53%) Spring
5 4 (10.53%) WCF
5 4 (10.53%) WinForms
6 3 (7.89%) JPA
6 3 (7.89%) jQuery
6 3 (7.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) Scrum
2 20 (52.63%) TDD
3 14 (36.84%) Unit Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (28.95%) BDD
6 10 (26.32%) Performance Optimisation
7 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.16%) OOP
8 5 (13.16%) Software Delivery
9 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
9 4 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (10.53%) Informatics
9 4 (10.53%) OO
9 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.53%) User Stories
9 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.89%) Mobile Development
10 3 (7.89%) MVVM
10 3 (7.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 10 (26.32%) C#
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) Java
5 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Go
6 2 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Perforce
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) IBM