Period
to 26 May 2018

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 26 May 2018 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 28 41
Rank change year-on-year +17 +13 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 151 78 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.06% 5.79% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.59% 6.87% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 61 41
Wales median daily rate £415 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £303 £225 £263
90th Percentile £538 £425 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Wales median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -54.02% -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +15.07%

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 1,303 1,136 1,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.81% 84.34% 83.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 834 723
Wales median daily rate £400 £393 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +6.08% +1.37%
10th Percentile £263 £190 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 79 54
Wales median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +34.68% +33.83%
10th Percentile £11.66 £13.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £53.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +0.24% +19.05%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 2018. 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 +13 147 £415 +18.57% 27
West Wales +7 2 £582 +111.64% 2
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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.

1 120 (79.47%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (44.37%) Scrum
3 53 (35.10%) Selenium
4 49 (32.45%) TDD
5 48 (31.79%) Java
6 46 (30.46%) Git (software)
7 44 (29.14%) C#
8 42 (27.81%) Software Engineering
9 41 (27.15%) Project Management
10 40 (26.49%) DevOps
11 38 (25.17%) PHP
12 37 (24.50%) Web Services
12 37 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (21.85%) Kanban
13 33 (21.85%) SQL Server
14 32 (21.19%) Relational Database
15 30 (19.87%) Jenkins
16 29 (19.21%) JavaScript
17 28 (18.54%) .NET
17 28 (18.54%) Cucumber
18 27 (17.88%) Python
19 26 (17.22%) Data Warehouse
19 26 (17.22%) SOA
20 25 (16.56%) Microsoft
21 24 (15.89%) Oracle
21 24 (15.89%) QA
21 24 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
22 23 (15.23%) Continuous Delivery
23 22 (14.57%) JIRA
23 22 (14.57%) BDD

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 (4.64%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (3.97%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.31%) Apache
3 5 (3.31%) Confluence
4 4 (2.65%) CMS
4 4 (2.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.99%) Mule
5 3 (1.99%) SAS
5 3 (1.99%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.99%) WildFly
6 2 (1.32%) IIS
6 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.30%) GitHub
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) DSL
2 2 (1.32%) HTTP
2 2 (1.32%) SSL
2 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.32%) Wireless
3 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 32 (21.19%) Relational Database
3 26 (17.22%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (9.93%) MySQL
5 10 (6.62%) RDBMS
6 9 (5.96%) Oracle Database
7 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (4.64%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.64%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.65%) Couchbase
9 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.99%) Big Data
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.66%) HBase
12 1 (0.66%) Impala
Development Applications
1 53 (35.10%) Selenium
2 46 (30.46%) Git (software)
3 30 (19.87%) Jenkins
4 28 (18.54%) Cucumber
5 22 (14.57%) JIRA
6 19 (12.58%) Subversion
7 13 (8.61%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (7.95%) JMeter
8 12 (7.95%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.62%) SpecFlow
10 9 (5.96%) Artifactory
10 9 (5.96%) MbUnit
10 9 (5.96%) Mercurial
10 9 (5.96%) MSTest
10 9 (5.96%) NUnit
10 9 (5.96%) TeamCity
11 8 (5.30%) GitLab
11 8 (5.30%) WebDriver
12 7 (4.64%) SoapUI
13 6 (3.97%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (5.96%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Banking
3 4 (2.65%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.65%) Law
4 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.99%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 2 (1.32%) Military
5 2 (1.32%) Publishing
5 2 (1.32%) Retail
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.66%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (35.76%) Developer
2 25 (16.56%) PHP Developer
2 25 (16.56%) Software Engineer
3 24 (15.89%) Test Engineer
4 21 (13.91%) Analyst
5 19 (12.58%) Test Analyst
6 14 (9.27%) Agile Developer
7 13 (8.61%) .NET Developer
7 13 (8.61%) PHP Software Engineer
8 12 (7.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 10 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (6.62%) Java Developer
10 9 (5.96%) PHP Zend Developer
11 8 (5.30%) C# Developer
11 8 (5.30%) QA Engineer
11 8 (5.30%) Tester
12 7 (4.64%) Java Engineer
12 7 (4.64%) Python Engineer
12 7 (4.64%) Software Test Engineer
13 6 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.50%) Web Services
2 28 (18.54%) .NET
3 19 (12.58%) CSS
3 19 (12.58%) HTML
4 14 (9.27%) ASP.NET
5 13 (8.61%) WCF
6 12 (7.95%) .NET Framework
6 12 (7.95%) AngularJS
7 11 (7.28%) REST
7 11 (7.28%) RESTful
8 8 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (5.30%) Gherkin
8 8 (5.30%) jQuery
8 8 (5.30%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (5.30%) React
9 7 (4.64%) Play Framework
10 6 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (3.97%) JSON
10 6 (3.97%) SOAP
11 5 (3.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.99%) Fintech
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Exalogic
4 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.96%) Windows
2 3 (1.99%) Linux
3 2 (1.32%) AIX
4 1 (0.66%) CentOS
4 1 (0.66%) Unix
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (79.47%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (44.37%) Scrum
3 49 (32.45%) TDD
4 42 (27.81%) Software Engineering
5 41 (27.15%) Project Management
6 40 (26.49%) DevOps
7 37 (24.50%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (21.85%) Kanban
9 26 (17.22%) SOA
10 23 (15.23%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (14.57%) BDD
11 22 (14.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (13.91%) Customer-Centric Approach
12 21 (13.91%) Customer-Centricity
12 21 (13.91%) Unit Testing
13 19 (12.58%) SDLC
14 18 (11.92%) Regression Testing
15 17 (11.26%) Microservices
15 17 (11.26%) Performance Testing
16 13 (8.61%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.79%) Java
2 44 (29.14%) C#
3 38 (25.17%) PHP
4 29 (19.21%) JavaScript
5 27 (17.88%) Python
6 14 (9.27%) Scala
6 14 (9.27%) SQL
7 8 (5.30%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.30%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.99%) Java 8
10 2 (1.32%) C++
10 2 (1.32%) Groovy
10 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.32%) R
10 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.66%) C
11 1 (0.66%) Go
11 1 (0.66%) Ruby
11 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.64%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.65%) Degree
5 3 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.89%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (9.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) Ansible
2 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) Oozie
Vendors
1 25 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.89%) Oracle
3 12 (7.95%) Zend
4 7 (4.64%) Cloudera
5 6 (3.97%) IBM
6 4 (2.65%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (0.66%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.66%) Nintex
8 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.66%) Tableau