Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 24 23
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 167 89 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.91% 6.97% 7.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.41% 8.27% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 61 74
Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +13.79%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £283
90th Percentile £554 £538 £519
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - +7.95% -1.58%

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 1,464 1,076 1,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.88% 84.26% 85.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,015 718 874
Wales median daily rate £425 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -0.94% +14.29%
10th Percentile £278 £212 £186
90th Percentile £600 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 49
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £35.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.85% +97.22% +15.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.25 £11.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £77.50 £60.25
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.08 £23.28
% change year-on-year +1.80% -0.86% +1.20%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +3 152 £413 -2.94% 29
West Wales +8 11 £425 -8.80% 3
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 113 (67.66%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (41.32%) Scrum
3 53 (31.74%) Java
3 53 (31.74%) TDD
4 51 (30.54%) Jenkins
5 49 (29.34%) Selenium
6 48 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (28.14%) Git (software)
8 45 (26.95%) JIRA
9 41 (24.55%) SQL
10 39 (23.35%) SQL Server
10 39 (23.35%) Cucumber
11 34 (20.36%) Finance
12 33 (19.76%) C#
13 31 (18.56%) BDD
14 30 (17.96%) SOAP
15 29 (17.37%) .NET
16 28 (16.77%) Confluence
17 27 (16.17%) QA
17 27 (16.17%) Project Management
18 25 (14.97%) Regression Testing
18 25 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
19 24 (14.37%) API Testing
20 23 (13.77%) Software Engineering
20 23 (13.77%) Web Services
21 22 (13.17%) Maven
21 22 (13.17%) Groovy
21 22 (13.17%) DevOps
22 21 (12.57%) SDLC
22 21 (12.57%) REST

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 28 (16.77%) Confluence
2 12 (7.19%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.20%) Apache
5 2 (1.20%) Mule
5 2 (1.20%) WildFly
6 1 (0.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) LongView
1 1 (0.60%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.40%) SaaS
4 2 (1.20%) GitHub
4 2 (1.20%) IaaS
4 2 (1.20%) NuGet
4 2 (1.20%) PaaS
4 2 (1.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) HTTP
1 11 (6.59%) VPN
2 4 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.80%) SSH
3 3 (1.80%) SSL
4 2 (1.20%) DNS
4 2 (1.20%) ISDN
4 2 (1.20%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.60%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.98%) MySQL
2 15 (8.98%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.39%) Big Data
6 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.99%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.40%) HPCC
8 4 (2.40%) Neo4j
8 4 (2.40%) Power BI
9 3 (1.80%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.60%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.60%) Redis
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (30.54%) Jenkins
2 49 (29.34%) Selenium
3 47 (28.14%) Git (software)
4 45 (26.95%) JIRA
5 39 (23.35%) Cucumber
6 22 (13.17%) Maven
7 17 (10.18%) SoapUI
8 15 (8.98%) WebDriver
9 13 (7.78%) Artifactory
10 12 (7.19%) Visual Studio
11 11 (6.59%) JUnit
11 11 (6.59%) Subversion
12 10 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (4.79%) SpecFlow
13 8 (4.79%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (4.19%) Mercurial
14 7 (4.19%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (4.19%) SonarQube
14 7 (4.19%) TeamCity
15 4 (2.40%) Fiddler
General
1 34 (20.36%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Banking
3 9 (5.39%) Publishing
4 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Military
6 3 (1.80%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.80%) Games
6 3 (1.80%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (31.74%) Developer
2 43 (25.75%) Test Engineer
3 27 (16.17%) Test Automation Engineer
4 22 (13.17%) Tester
5 19 (11.38%) Java Developer
6 18 (10.78%) Analyst
7 16 (9.58%) Test Analyst
8 13 (7.78%) PHP Developer
9 11 (6.59%) Agile Developer
9 11 (6.59%) QA Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Software Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) .NET Developer
10 10 (5.99%) Automation Tester
10 10 (5.99%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 9 (5.39%) PHP Software Engineer
11 9 (5.39%) PHP Zend Developer
11 9 (5.39%) QA Test Engineer
12 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 7 (4.19%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.96%) SOAP
2 29 (17.37%) .NET
3 23 (13.77%) Web Services
4 21 (12.57%) REST
5 18 (10.78%) AngularJS
5 18 (10.78%) Hibernate
6 17 (10.18%) Spring
7 13 (7.78%) HTML
7 13 (7.78%) Spring Boot
8 12 (7.19%) J2EE
9 10 (5.99%) RESTful
10 9 (5.39%) JMS
10 9 (5.39%) JSF
10 9 (5.39%) Node.js
11 8 (4.79%) CSS
12 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
12 7 (4.19%) CSS3
12 7 (4.19%) HTML5
13 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (3.59%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.59%) User Experience
4 5 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.40%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.80%) Blog
6 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Fintech
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.99%) Unix
2 7 (4.19%) Linux
2 7 (4.19%) Windows
3 4 (2.40%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (67.66%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (41.32%) Scrum
3 53 (31.74%) TDD
4 48 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (18.56%) BDD
6 27 (16.17%) Project Management
7 25 (14.97%) Regression Testing
8 24 (14.37%) API Testing
9 23 (13.77%) Software Engineering
10 22 (13.17%) DevOps
11 21 (12.57%) SDLC
12 20 (11.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (11.98%) Kanban
13 18 (10.78%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (10.78%) Performance Testing
13 18 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (9.58%) SOA
14 16 (9.58%) Test Scripting
15 15 (8.98%) Technical Leadership
16 11 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.74%) Java
2 41 (24.55%) SQL
3 33 (19.76%) C#
4 22 (13.17%) Groovy
5 20 (11.98%) Python
6 17 (10.18%) JavaScript
7 13 (7.78%) PHP
7 13 (7.78%) Ruby
8 10 (5.99%) Java 8
9 6 (3.59%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.99%) Perl
11 4 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.20%) C
12 2 (1.20%) ES6
12 2 (1.20%) Go
12 2 (1.20%) R
12 2 (1.20%) Scala
12 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.60%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.19%) ISEB
3 7 (4.19%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.99%) CISSP
5 4 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.40%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.80%) Degree
7 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.20%) CCNA
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.20%) MCP
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.20%) SSCP
8 1 (0.60%) CEH
8 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.17%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (11.38%) Docker
2 2 (1.20%) iptables
2 2 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.59%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.99%) Ansible
4 3 (1.80%) Puppet
5 1 (0.60%) Automic
5 1 (0.60%) logstash
5 1 (0.60%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (12.57%) Oracle
2 19 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.78%) Zend
4 12 (7.19%) IBM
5 3 (1.80%) Adobe
6 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.20%) CA
6 2 (1.20%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.20%) EMC
6 2 (1.20%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.20%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.20%) Remedy
6 2 (1.20%) SAP
6 2 (1.20%) Twitter
7 1 (0.60%) Progress
7 1 (0.60%) QAD
7 1 (0.60%) TOWER Software