Period
to 21 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 21 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 19 42
Rank change year-on-year -8 +23 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 74 112 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.21% 7.94% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.44% 9.48% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 73 69
Wales median daily rate £375 £445 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +23.61% +10.77%
10th Percentile £245 £300 £255
90th Percentile £475 £535 £438
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
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 995 1182 1326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.54% 83.77% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 835 962
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 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 £13.00 £10.55 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +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 21 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 21 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 -4 66 £375 -8.81% 11
North Wales -2 3 £410 -8.89% 1
West Wales -7 3 - - 3
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (37.84%) SQL
3 23 (31.08%) Oracle
3 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.08%) Scrum
4 21 (28.38%) TDD
5 20 (27.03%) Software Engineering
6 19 (25.68%) Test Scripting
7 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
7 18 (24.32%) Java
8 17 (22.97%) HTML
8 17 (22.97%) HP
8 17 (22.97%) Security Cleared
9 16 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (21.62%) Defect Management
9 16 (21.62%) Project Management
9 16 (21.62%) PRINCE2
9 16 (21.62%) Software Testing
10 15 (20.27%) VLAN
10 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
10 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
10 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Project
10 15 (20.27%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
10 15 (20.27%) Test Management
11 14 (18.92%) Unit Testing
11 14 (18.92%) Windows
11 14 (18.92%) CSS
11 14 (18.92%) JSON
12 13 (17.57%) Unified Process

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 (9.46%) IIS
1 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
1 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.41%) Mule
2 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.41%) WildFly
3 3 (4.05%) SAS
4 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) npm
2 2 (2.70%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.27%) VLAN
2 7 (9.46%) VSAN
3 3 (4.05%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.05%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.57%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.51%) RDBMS
4 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.05%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Git (software)
1 13 (17.57%) Visual Studio
2 12 (16.22%) Selenium
3 11 (14.86%) Cucumber
3 11 (14.86%) Grunt
3 11 (14.86%) gulp
3 11 (14.86%) SonarQube
4 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.11%) Eclipse
5 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.76%) JUnit
7 4 (5.41%) JIRA
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.41%) Subversion
7 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (5.41%) WebDriver
8 3 (4.05%) JProfiler
8 3 (4.05%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Romanian Language
3 8 (10.81%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Back Office
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Military
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Developer
2 19 (25.68%) Test Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.81%) UI Developer
4 7 (9.46%) Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Tester
6 5 (6.76%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Scrum Master
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) HTML
2 14 (18.92%) CSS
2 14 (18.92%) JSON
3 12 (16.22%) Ajax
3 12 (16.22%) CSS3
3 12 (16.22%) HTML5
3 12 (16.22%) Node.js
4 11 (14.86%) .NET
5 6 (8.11%) Hibernate
5 6 (8.11%) XML
6 5 (6.76%) Dropwizard
6 5 (6.76%) REST
6 5 (6.76%) Web Services
7 4 (5.41%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.41%) Code First Entity Framework
7 4 (5.41%) Entity Framework
7 4 (5.41%) LINQ
7 4 (5.41%) Spring
7 4 (5.41%) WCF
7 4 (5.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.05%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) iSeries
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
2 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.76%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Unix
4 3 (4.05%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.08%) Scrum
3 21 (28.38%) TDD
4 20 (27.03%) Software Engineering
5 19 (25.68%) Test Scripting
6 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
7 16 (21.62%) Defect Management
7 16 (21.62%) PRINCE2
7 16 (21.62%) Project Management
7 16 (21.62%) Software Testing
8 15 (20.27%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (20.27%) Test Management
9 14 (18.92%) Unit Testing
10 13 (17.57%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (17.57%) RUP
10 13 (17.57%) Unified Process
11 12 (16.22%) BDD
11 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (13.51%) Performance Optimisation
13 7 (9.46%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) SQL
2 18 (24.32%) Java
3 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.51%) C#
5 6 (8.11%) C
6 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.41%) Python
7 2 (2.70%) Go
7 2 (2.70%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) ES6
8 1 (1.35%) R
8 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.22%) ISEB
4 3 (4.05%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (9.46%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (9.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.46%) SCCM
2 7 (9.46%) SCOM
3 6 (8.11%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
1 23 (31.08%) Oracle
2 17 (22.97%) HP
3 10 (13.51%) Perforce
4 7 (9.46%) VMware
5 6 (8.11%) BMC
6 5 (6.76%) IBM