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 3 months to 25 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.68% 5.08% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 6.51% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 46
Median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £500 £378
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 430 715
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.88% 78.04% 82.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 302 491
Median daily rate £380 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £276 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 21 28
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
South Wales +3 35 £360 -0.68% 5
Test Automation
UK

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

1 47 (66.20%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (46.48%) SQL
3 26 (36.62%) Scrum
4 23 (32.39%) Cucumber
4 23 (32.39%) Relational Database
5 22 (30.99%) Java
6 20 (28.17%) Visual Studio
6 20 (28.17%) Selenium
7 18 (25.35%) Oracle
7 18 (25.35%) C#
8 17 (23.94%) HTML
8 17 (23.94%) .NET
9 16 (22.54%) QA
10 15 (21.13%) WCF
11 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
11 14 (19.72%) Windows
11 14 (19.72%) RDBMS
11 14 (19.72%) Unit Testing
12 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database
12 13 (18.31%) Kafka
12 13 (18.31%) Software Testing
13 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.90%) UML
13 12 (16.90%) Microservices
13 12 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (16.90%) RESTful
14 11 (15.49%) JSON
14 11 (15.49%) LINQ
14 11 (15.49%) Entity Framework
14 11 (15.49%) Responsive Web Design

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 3 (4.23%) SAS
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) GitHub
1 3 (4.23%) PaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) HTTP
2 5 (7.04%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) Relational Database
2 14 (19.72%) RDBMS
3 13 (18.31%) Oracle Database
4 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
5 10 (14.08%) MongoDB
5 10 (14.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (14.08%) Oracle9i Database
6 8 (11.27%) Neo4j
7 4 (5.63%) MySQL
7 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Big Data
8 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.41%) GIS
8 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.41%) HBase
8 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (32.39%) Cucumber
2 20 (28.17%) Selenium
2 20 (28.17%) Visual Studio
3 12 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (14.08%) JIRA
4 10 (14.08%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
5 9 (12.68%) Jenkins
5 9 (12.68%) Subversion
6 7 (9.86%) MSBuild
7 6 (8.45%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.04%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (7.04%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
10 3 (4.23%) Ant
10 3 (4.23%) Eclipse
10 3 (4.23%) Maven
10 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
10 3 (4.23%) Toad
11 2 (2.82%) Capybara
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
2 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Back Office
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Publishing
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Developer
2 15 (21.13%) .NET Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.49%) Test Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Test Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Tester
7 5 (7.04%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.63%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.63%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Oracle Forms Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) .NET
1 17 (23.94%) HTML
2 15 (21.13%) WCF
3 13 (18.31%) Kafka
4 12 (16.90%) RESTful
5 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
5 11 (15.49%) Entity Framework
5 11 (15.49%) JSON
5 11 (15.49%) LINQ
6 10 (14.08%) Code First Entity Framework
6 10 (14.08%) WinForms
7 9 (12.68%) CSS
7 9 (12.68%) Dropwizard
7 9 (12.68%) Hibernate
7 9 (12.68%) REST
7 9 (12.68%) Spring
7 9 (12.68%) Spring Boot
7 9 (12.68%) Web Services
8 8 (11.27%) JAX-RS
8 8 (11.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (7.04%) NHS
2 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) User Experience
3 3 (4.23%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.82%) Fintech
4 2 (2.82%) W3C
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.41%) Handset
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
3 8 (11.27%) Mac OS X
3 8 (11.27%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (66.20%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.62%) Scrum
3 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
3 14 (19.72%) Unit Testing
4 13 (18.31%) Software Testing
5 12 (16.90%) Microservices
5 12 (16.90%) UML
6 11 (15.49%) OOP
6 11 (15.49%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (14.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (14.08%) Informatics
8 9 (12.68%) BDD
8 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
8 9 (12.68%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (12.68%) Mobile First
8 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Load Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Project Management
9 8 (11.27%) TDD
9 8 (11.27%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (46.48%) SQL
2 22 (30.99%) Java
3 18 (25.35%) C#
4 10 (14.08%) PL/SQL
5 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.45%) Go
7 4 (5.63%) Python
8 2 (2.82%) Ruby
8 2 (2.82%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.41%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.41%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.41%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.41%) R
9 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Degree
2 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) ISEB
7 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 13485
3 1 (1.41%) WAI
3 1 (1.41%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) Oracle
2 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.04%) IBM
4 3 (4.23%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) CA Agile Central
South Wales
CPS Group UK
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