Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 22 45
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 76 110 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.46% 7.74% 5.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.77% 9.24% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 72 68
Wales median daily rate £378 £435 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.22% +20.83% +10.77%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £255
90th Percentile £475 £536 £429
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +5.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £52.03
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +13.64%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 978 1191 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.16% 83.81% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 842 953
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £236
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 53 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -5.86%
10th Percentile £13.20 £10.55 £10.28
90th Percentile £47.30 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +18.42%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Wales over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Wales

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 25 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
South Wales +2 67 £380 -5.00% 10
West Wales -5 4 £350 -26.32% 1
North Wales -1 3 £410 -8.89% 1
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.84%) SQL
3 24 (31.58%) Scrum
4 23 (30.26%) Oracle
5 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 22 (28.95%) TDD
6 20 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 20 (26.32%) Java
7 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
9 17 (22.37%) HP
9 17 (22.37%) HTML
9 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
9 17 (22.37%) Defect Management
10 16 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 16 (21.05%) PRINCE2
10 16 (21.05%) Project Management
10 16 (21.05%) Software Testing
11 15 (19.74%) VLAN
11 15 (19.74%) JSON
11 15 (19.74%) Windows
11 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
11 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
11 15 (19.74%) Test Management
11 15 (19.74%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
12 14 (18.42%) CSS
13 13 (17.11%) RUP

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (9.21%) IIS
1 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
1 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.26%) Mule
2 4 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.26%) WildFly
3 3 (3.95%) SAS
4 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) npm
2 3 (3.95%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) VLAN
2 7 (9.21%) VSAN
3 3 (3.95%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.95%) HTTP
4 1 (1.32%) Internet
4 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.11%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.16%) RDBMS
4 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
4 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.95%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
1 13 (17.11%) Visual Studio
2 12 (15.79%) Selenium
3 11 (14.47%) Grunt
3 11 (14.47%) gulp
3 11 (14.47%) SonarQube
4 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (7.89%) Eclipse
6 6 (7.89%) JUnit
7 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (5.26%) JIRA
8 4 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.26%) Subversion
8 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.95%) JMeter
9 3 (3.95%) Maven
General
1 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
2 9 (11.84%) Romanian Language
3 2 (2.63%) Back Office
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Military
4 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Developer
2 19 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.53%) UI Developer
4 7 (9.21%) Tester
5 6 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.26%) Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Java Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Scrum Master
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.37%) HTML
2 15 (19.74%) JSON
3 14 (18.42%) CSS
4 12 (15.79%) .NET
4 12 (15.79%) Ajax
4 12 (15.79%) CSS3
4 12 (15.79%) HTML5
4 12 (15.79%) Node.js
5 6 (7.89%) Hibernate
5 6 (7.89%) REST
5 6 (7.89%) XML
6 5 (6.58%) Dropwizard
6 5 (6.58%) Web Services
7 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.26%) Code First Entity Framework
7 4 (5.26%) Entity Framework
7 4 (5.26%) LINQ
7 4 (5.26%) Spring
7 4 (5.26%) WCF
7 4 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.95%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) iSeries
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.58%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Unix
4 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Scrum
3 22 (28.95%) TDD
4 20 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 19 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
7 17 (22.37%) Defect Management
8 16 (21.05%) PRINCE2
8 16 (21.05%) Project Management
8 16 (21.05%) Software Testing
9 15 (19.74%) Performance Monitoring
9 15 (19.74%) Test Management
10 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
11 13 (17.11%) BDD
11 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (17.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (17.11%) RUP
11 13 (17.11%) Unified Process
12 10 (13.16%) Performance Optimisation
13 7 (9.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) SQL
2 20 (26.32%) Java
3 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) C
6 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.26%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) Go
7 2 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) ES6
8 1 (1.32%) R
8 1 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.74%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.79%) ISEB
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (9.21%) vSphere
2 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.21%) SCCM
2 7 (9.21%) SCOM
3 6 (7.89%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) Oracle
2 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.37%) HP
4 10 (13.16%) Perforce
5 7 (9.21%) VMware
6 6 (7.89%) BMC
7 5 (6.58%) IBM