Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 8 28
Rank change year-on-year -16 +20 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 84 191 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.07% 13.06% 5.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.31% 14.76% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 177 49
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £305 £285 £225
90th Percentile £560 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Wales median hourly rate - £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -54.02%
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -4.29% +8.67% -2.60%

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 1,149 1,294 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.02% 88.45% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 942 718
Wales median daily rate £430 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.56% +9.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £285 £177
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 42 78
Wales median hourly rate £19.18 £14.23 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.76% -59.34% +88.55%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £13.53
90th Percentile £45.40 £39.53 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% +5.32%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -16 81 £375 -6.25% 31
North Wales - 2 £326 - 1
West Wales - 1 £478 - 3
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 26 (30.95%) Java
4 24 (28.57%) Windows
5 23 (27.38%) SQL
5 23 (27.38%) Azure
5 23 (27.38%) DevOps
6 22 (26.19%) Validation
7 21 (25.00%) C#
8 18 (21.43%) Selenium
9 17 (20.24%) Rational DOORS
10 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
10 16 (19.05%) Test Scripting
11 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (17.86%) Rational Team Concert
12 14 (16.67%) Rational Quality Manager
12 14 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (16.67%) IBM
12 14 (16.67%) Docker
13 13 (15.48%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (15.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (15.48%) Python
14 12 (14.29%) .NET
14 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
14 12 (14.29%) QA
15 11 (13.10%) Cucumber
15 11 (13.10%) Coaching
15 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
15 11 (13.10%) Finance
16 10 (11.90%) Kubernetes

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 (8.33%) Mule
1 7 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.19%) Apache
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.38%) Azure
2 10 (11.90%) AWS
3 6 (7.14%) SaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.19%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (1.19%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) Firewall
2 3 (3.57%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) ISDN
2 3 (3.57%) SSL
2 3 (3.57%) Wireless
3 2 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (2.38%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Selenium
2 17 (20.24%) Rational DOORS
3 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 15 (17.86%) Rational Team Concert
5 14 (16.67%) Rational Quality Manager
6 13 (15.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (15.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 11 (13.10%) Cucumber
9 9 (10.71%) Maven
10 8 (9.52%) Artifactory
11 6 (7.14%) JIRA
12 4 (4.76%) SpecFlow
12 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
13 3 (3.57%) Appium
13 3 (3.57%) Spock
13 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio Coded UI
13 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
14 2 (2.38%) JMeter
14 2 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Military
3 4 (4.76%) Legal
4 3 (3.57%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Test Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (15.48%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Test Analyst
7 8 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 8 (9.52%) Tester
8 7 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Architect
9 5 (5.95%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (5.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.95%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.95%) Validation Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.76%) SOAP
4 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.57%) HTML
4 3 (3.57%) React
5 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.38%) JSON
5 2 (2.38%) LAMP
5 2 (2.38%) REST
5 2 (2.38%) XML
6 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.19%) COM
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.19%) OAuth
6 1 (1.19%) RESTful
6 1 (1.19%) WCF
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.14%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (1.19%) Android
3 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) DevOps
3 22 (26.19%) Validation
4 16 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (13.10%) Coaching
7 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure as Code
8 8 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (9.52%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Automation
8 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 8 (9.52%) Scrum
9 7 (8.33%) BDD
9 7 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (8.33%) V-Model
10 6 (7.14%) Open Source
10 6 (7.14%) Requirements Management
10 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.95%) Java
2 23 (27.38%) SQL
3 21 (25.00%) C#
4 13 (15.48%) Python
5 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.57%) C
8 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.95%) CISSP
2 5 (5.95%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) SSCP
4 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.57%) CCNA
4 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.57%) ISEB
4 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) EC-Council LPT
5 2 (2.38%) GIAC
5 2 (2.38%) GPEN
6 1 (1.19%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.19%) CEPT
6 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.19%) GXPN
6 1 (1.19%) MCP
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.76%) Terraform
3 3 (3.57%) HP ALM
4 2 (2.38%) Ansible
5 1 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.19%) Kibana
5 1 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.67%) IBM
3 7 (8.33%) Oracle
4 3 (3.57%) EMC
4 3 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.19%) CA
5 1 (1.19%) Genesys
5 1 (1.19%) Google
5 1 (1.19%) SAP
5 1 (1.19%) Splunk
5 1 (1.19%) Xamarin