Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newport 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 13 April 2021 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 > Newport
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 25 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 20 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Newport 7.83% 6.51% 9.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.78% 7.22% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 30
10th Percentile £385 £363 "
25th Percentile £400 £400 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -13.51%
75th Percentile £506 £520 £536
90th Percentile £535 £538 £550
South Wales median daily rate £419 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +4.69% -5.88% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £27.50 - -

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 Newport with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newport
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 205 277 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newport 89.13% 90.23% 90.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 218 252
10th Percentile £313 £350 £313
25th Percentile £416 £402 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £529 £536
90th Percentile £613 £563 £575
South Wales median daily rate £433 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -3.89% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 16
10th Percentile £14.50 £15.71 £15.00
25th Percentile £16.37 " £18.06
Median hourly rate £21.86 £19.18 £23.25
Median % change year-on-year +13.97% -17.49% -51.06%
75th Percentile £25.00 £22.38 £43.00
90th Percentile £36.20 £23.85 £46.00
South Wales median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year +7.89% -17.09% +23.88%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Newport

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Newport.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Newport

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newport

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Newport.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Newport

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Newport

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Newport over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Newport

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Newport.

Hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Newport

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newport region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (66.67%) DevOps
2 11 (61.11%) Python
2 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
3 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (55.56%) GCP
3 10 (55.56%) Infrastructure as Code
4 9 (50.00%) Microservices
4 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) Java
5 7 (38.89%) SOA
6 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
7 5 (27.78%) Validation
8 4 (22.22%) C#
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle
8 4 (22.22%) Confluence
8 4 (22.22%) JIRA
8 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
8 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
8 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
9 3 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 2 (11.11%) EMC
10 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newport 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 4 (22.22%) Confluence
2 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) GCP
2 1 (5.56%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Ant
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) Toad
4 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
4 1 (5.56%) GitLab
4 1 (5.56%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) Rational Quality Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) TestNG
General
1 4 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Verification Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Java Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Python Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Python Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Verification Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (11.11%) Spring
2 2 (11.11%) Struts
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Cloud Native
1 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) DevOps
2 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
3 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (55.56%) Infrastructure as Code
4 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) Microservices
5 7 (38.89%) SOA
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (27.78%) Validation
8 3 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 2 (11.11%) BDD
9 2 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
9 2 (11.11%) OO
9 2 (11.11%) OOD
9 2 (11.11%) TDD
9 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Python
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) Groovy
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 2 (11.11%) Terraform
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) VMware