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 3 months to 26 June 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 23 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.58% 5.71% 7.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.59% 7.26% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 38
Median daily rate £360 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £284 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £503 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation 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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 461 372 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.65% 78.65% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 265 381
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 18
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in South Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in South Wales.

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 23 £352 -2.82% 4
Newport +3 6 £413 -
Bridgend - 2 £250 -
Caerphilly - 2 £410 -
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.86%) SQL
3 21 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 20 (31.75%) Java
5 19 (30.16%) Scrum
5 19 (30.16%) Cucumber
6 18 (28.57%) Selenium
6 18 (28.57%) Oracle
6 18 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 16 (25.40%) C#
7 16 (25.40%) QA
8 15 (23.81%) .NET
9 14 (22.22%) RDBMS
9 14 (22.22%) Unit Testing
10 13 (20.63%) WCF
10 13 (20.63%) Oracle Database
10 13 (20.63%) Windows
10 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
11 12 (19.05%) UML
11 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.46%) OOP
12 11 (17.46%) HTML
12 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
12 11 (17.46%) .NET Framework
12 11 (17.46%) Entity Framework
12 11 (17.46%) Kafka
12 11 (17.46%) LINQ
12 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (15.87%) RESTful
13 10 (15.87%) Oracle Database 11g

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 3 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) GitHub
1 3 (4.76%) PaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) HTTP
2 5 (7.94%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 14 (22.22%) RDBMS
3 13 (20.63%) Oracle Database
4 10 (15.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (15.87%) Oracle9i Database
5 8 (12.70%) MongoDB
5 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
6 6 (9.52%) Neo4j
7 4 (6.35%) MySQL
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.59%) Big Data
9 1 (1.59%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.59%) GIS
9 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.59%) HBase
9 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Cucumber
2 18 (28.57%) Selenium
2 18 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (15.87%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 9 (14.29%) JIRA
5 9 (14.29%) Subversion
6 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 7 (11.11%) MSBuild
7 6 (9.52%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.94%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (7.94%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (4.76%) Ant
9 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.76%) Maven
9 3 (4.76%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.76%) Toad
10 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.46%) Test Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Test Leader
8 4 (6.35%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Oracle Forms Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) .NET
2 13 (20.63%) WCF
3 11 (17.46%) .NET Framework
3 11 (17.46%) Entity Framework
3 11 (17.46%) HTML
3 11 (17.46%) Kafka
3 11 (17.46%) LINQ
4 10 (15.87%) Code First Entity Framework
4 10 (15.87%) RESTful
4 10 (15.87%) WinForms
5 9 (14.29%) JSON
5 9 (14.29%) Web Services
6 7 (11.11%) Dropwizard
6 7 (11.11%) Hibernate
6 7 (11.11%) REST
6 7 (11.11%) Spring
6 7 (11.11%) Spring Boot
7 6 (9.52%) JAX-RS
7 6 (9.52%) jQuery
8 5 (7.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (7.94%) NHS
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (4.76%) User Experience
4 2 (3.17%) Fintech
4 2 (3.17%) W3C
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Handset
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Mac OS X
3 6 (9.52%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.16%) Scrum
3 14 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
5 12 (19.05%) UML
6 11 (17.46%) OOP
6 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
7 10 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (15.87%) Informatics
7 10 (15.87%) Microservices
8 9 (14.29%) BDD
9 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (12.70%) TDD
9 8 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 7 (11.11%) Load Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Mobile First
10 7 (11.11%) Project Management
10 7 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) SQL
2 20 (31.75%) Java
3 16 (25.40%) C#
4 10 (15.87%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.35%) Go
5 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.35%) Python
6 2 (3.17%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.59%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.59%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.59%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.59%) R
7 1 (1.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Degree
2 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.17%) ISEB
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.59%) WAI
3 1 (1.59%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Oracle
2 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.94%) IBM
4 3 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) CA Agile Central
South Wales
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