Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 4 December 2020 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 19 9
Rank change year-on-year -18 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 68 188
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Wales 1.82% 6.94% 13.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 8.58% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 51 171
Median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £213 £308 £311
90th Percentile £458 £560 £488
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 338 793 1,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 76.82% 80.92% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 547 906
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £211 £263 £294
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
Wales median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 49 42
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.88 £16.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +20.01% -10.46%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.35 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.75 £42.00 £41.55
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% +38.33% -18.92%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in South Wales over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Hourly rate trend for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 7 £375 - 6
Newport -16 1 £333 -16.88% 4
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Couchbase
3 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (25.00%) MbUnit
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (25.00%) MSTest
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (12.50%) Apache Solr
1 1 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Couchbase
1 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
1 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) MbUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (25.00%) MSTest
3 2 (25.00%) NUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (12.50%) git-flow
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) PHPUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (12.50%) Rational Quality Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (12.50%) SonarQube
4 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (12.50%) Behat
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) PySpark
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) Sass
3 1 (12.50%) Twig
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ATDD
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Decision-Making
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Test-First Development
5 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Sprint Review
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Java 8
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cloudera
1 1 (12.50%) Databricks
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft