Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 20 38
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 79 114 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.44% 7.97% 5.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% 9.51% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 75 69
Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +18.06% +10.77%
10th Percentile £270 £280 £255
90th Percentile £475 £533 £438
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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% +7.14%

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 1027 1199 1331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.70% 83.85% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 845 964
Wales median daily rate £386 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £182 £213 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 53 56
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.55 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.79 £61.25 £40.63
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +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 17 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 17 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 0 71 £375 -6.25% 8
North Wales -3 3 £410 -8.89% 1
West Wales -7 3 - - 3
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.77%) SQL
3 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
3 27 (34.18%) Oracle
3 27 (34.18%) Scrum
4 21 (26.58%) TDD
5 20 (25.32%) Windows
5 20 (25.32%) Unit Testing
6 19 (24.05%) Relational Database
6 19 (24.05%) Visual Studio
6 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
7 18 (22.78%) Java
7 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
8 17 (21.52%) .NET
8 17 (21.52%) HTML
8 17 (21.52%) HP
8 17 (21.52%) Configuration Management
9 16 (20.25%) RDBMS
9 16 (20.25%) C#
9 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
10 15 (18.99%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (18.99%) Defect Management
10 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
10 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
10 15 (18.99%) PRINCE2
10 15 (18.99%) Project Management
10 15 (18.99%) Software Testing
11 14 (17.72%) VLAN
11 14 (17.72%) CSS
11 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Project

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 (8.86%) IIS
1 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
1 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) Mule
2 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.06%) WildFly
3 3 (3.80%) SAS
4 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) npm
2 2 (2.53%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) VLAN
2 7 (8.86%) VSAN
3 3 (3.80%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.80%) HTTP
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) Relational Database
2 16 (20.25%) RDBMS
3 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
4 12 (15.19%) Oracle Database
5 9 (11.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (11.39%) Oracle9i Database
6 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.80%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 19 (24.05%) Visual Studio
2 14 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
4 12 (15.19%) Selenium
5 11 (13.92%) Cucumber
5 11 (13.92%) Grunt
5 11 (13.92%) gulp
5 11 (13.92%) SonarQube
6 9 (11.39%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (8.86%) MSBuild
8 6 (7.59%) Eclipse
8 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
9 5 (6.33%) JUnit
10 4 (5.06%) JIRA
10 4 (5.06%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
10 4 (5.06%) Subversion
10 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
11 3 (3.80%) JProfiler
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
2 8 (10.13%) Romanian Language
3 2 (2.53%) Back Office
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Military
4 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) Test Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) .NET Developer
4 8 (10.13%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.13%) UI Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Tester
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Network Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Scrum Master
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) .NET
1 17 (21.52%) HTML
2 14 (17.72%) CSS
2 14 (17.72%) JSON
3 12 (15.19%) Ajax
3 12 (15.19%) CSS3
3 12 (15.19%) HTML5
3 12 (15.19%) Node.js
4 10 (12.66%) .NET Framework
4 10 (12.66%) Entity Framework
4 10 (12.66%) LINQ
4 10 (12.66%) WCF
5 9 (11.39%) Code First Entity Framework
5 9 (11.39%) WinForms
6 6 (7.59%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.59%) Web Services
6 6 (7.59%) XML
7 5 (6.33%) Dropwizard
7 5 (6.33%) REST
8 4 (5.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.80%) NHS
3 3 (3.80%) User Experience
4 1 (1.27%) iSeries
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) Windows Server
2 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.33%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Unix
4 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.18%) Scrum
3 21 (26.58%) TDD
4 20 (25.32%) Unit Testing
5 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
6 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
7 17 (21.52%) Configuration Management
8 15 (18.99%) Defect Management
8 15 (18.99%) PRINCE2
8 15 (18.99%) Project Management
8 15 (18.99%) Software Testing
9 14 (17.72%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (17.72%) Test Management
10 13 (16.46%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (15.19%) BDD
11 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (15.19%) RUP
11 12 (15.19%) Unified Process
12 11 (13.92%) OOP
13 10 (12.66%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.77%) SQL
2 18 (22.78%) Java
3 16 (20.25%) C#
4 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.39%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.33%) C
7 4 (5.06%) Python
8 2 (2.53%) Go
8 2 (2.53%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) ES6
9 1 (1.27%) R
9 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.72%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.92%) ISEB
4 6 (7.59%) Degree
5 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.46%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Active Directory
1 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (8.86%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (8.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (18.99%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.86%) SCCM
2 7 (8.86%) SCOM
3 5 (6.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
1 27 (34.18%) Oracle
2 17 (21.52%) HP
3 10 (12.66%) Perforce
4 7 (8.86%) VMware
5 5 (6.33%) BMC
5 5 (6.33%) IBM