Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 16 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 66 89 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.01% 7.98% 6.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.37% 9.54% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 62 65
South Wales median daily rate £375 £411 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.81% +14.24% +10.77%
10th Percentile £225 £289 £255
90th Percentile £475 £524 £438
Wales median daily rate £375 £445 £360
% change year-on-year -15.73% +23.61% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £52.03
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 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 789 933 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.76% 83.68% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 670 815
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £220 £233
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 34
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +18.11% +11.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.45 £9.58
90th Percentile £51.50 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -6 38 £388 +6.53% 7
Newport +6 16 £419 -6.94%
Bridgend +10 2 £250 -
Caerphilly - 2 £410 -
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) SQL
3 23 (34.85%) Oracle
4 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 21 (31.82%) TDD
5 20 (30.30%) Scrum
6 18 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 17 (25.76%) Test Scripting
8 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
8 16 (24.24%) Java
9 15 (22.73%) HTML
9 15 (22.73%) Software Testing
9 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
10 14 (21.21%) Unit Testing
10 14 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (21.21%) Defect Management
10 14 (21.21%) HP
11 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
11 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Project
11 13 (19.70%) VLAN
11 13 (19.70%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (19.70%) Relational Database
11 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
11 13 (19.70%) Test Management
11 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
11 13 (19.70%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (18.18%) CSS3
12 12 (18.18%) HTML5
12 12 (18.18%) BDD
12 12 (18.18%) Node.js

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 5 (7.58%) IIS
1 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.06%) Mule
2 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.06%) WildFly
3 3 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) VLAN
2 5 (7.58%) VSAN
3 3 (4.55%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) Relational Database
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) RDBMS
3 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.55%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 12 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 11 (16.67%) Grunt
3 11 (16.67%) gulp
3 11 (16.67%) SonarQube
4 9 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 9 (13.64%) Selenium
5 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (9.09%) Eclipse
6 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 4 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (6.06%) Subversion
7 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.55%) Gradle
8 3 (4.55%) JProfiler
8 3 (4.55%) Maven
8 3 (4.55%) MSBuild
8 3 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (12.12%) Banking
3 7 (10.61%) Romanian Language
4 2 (3.03%) Back Office
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Military
5 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (30.30%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Test Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) UI Developer
4 6 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Systems Test Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Scrum Master
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) HTML
2 12 (18.18%) Ajax
2 12 (18.18%) CSS
2 12 (18.18%) CSS3
2 12 (18.18%) HTML5
2 12 (18.18%) JSON
2 12 (18.18%) Node.js
3 11 (16.67%) .NET
4 6 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 5 (7.58%) REST
6 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.06%) Code First Entity Framework
6 4 (6.06%) Entity Framework
6 4 (6.06%) LINQ
6 4 (6.06%) Spring
6 4 (6.06%) WCF
6 4 (6.06%) WinForms
6 4 (6.06%) XML
7 3 (4.55%) J2EE
7 3 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) iSeries
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.55%) Linux
3 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
3 3 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) TDD
3 20 (30.30%) Scrum
4 18 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 17 (25.76%) Test Scripting
6 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
7 15 (22.73%) Software Testing
8 14 (21.21%) Defect Management
8 14 (21.21%) Unit Testing
9 13 (19.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (19.70%) Responsive Web Design
9 13 (19.70%) Test Management
10 12 (18.18%) BDD
10 12 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (16.67%) PRINCE2
11 11 (16.67%) Project Management
11 11 (16.67%) RUP
11 11 (16.67%) Unified Process
12 10 (15.15%) Performance Optimisation
13 7 (10.61%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) SQL
2 16 (24.24%) Java
3 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.15%) C#
5 6 (9.09%) C
6 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.06%) Python
7 2 (3.03%) Go
7 2 (3.03%) Perl
8 1 (1.52%) ES6
8 1 (1.52%) R
8 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.67%) ISEB
4 3 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.58%) VMware Workstation
1 5 (7.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (9.09%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (7.58%) SCCM
3 5 (7.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) Oracle
2 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.21%) HP
4 10 (15.15%) Perforce
5 6 (9.09%) BMC
6 5 (7.58%) IBM
6 5 (7.58%) VMware