Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 25 54
Rank change year-on-year +1 +29 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 101 96 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.95% 6.50% 4.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.14% 7.69% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 67 56
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £275
90th Percentile £538 £519 £438
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £52.03
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 1,241 1,248 1,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 85.35% 84.50% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 926 882
Wales median daily rate £400 £409 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +16.79% -3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £190 £238
90th Percentile £569 £556 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 53 53
Wales median hourly rate £26.91 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.55% +42.86% -8.20%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £54.04
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 February 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 22 February 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 +12 92 £425 +13.33% 16
North Wales +4 3 £410 -8.89% 5
West Wales -8 3 £466 -1.89% 2
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 63 (62.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (40.59%) Scrum
3 33 (32.67%) TDD
4 30 (29.70%) Java
5 29 (28.71%) Selenium
6 28 (27.72%) BDD
7 26 (25.74%) Microsoft
8 24 (23.76%) Project Management
8 24 (23.76%) Test Scripting
9 23 (22.77%) Software Engineering
9 23 (22.77%) C#
9 23 (22.77%) .NET
10 21 (20.79%) Defect Management
11 20 (19.80%) DevOps
12 19 (18.81%) Jenkins
12 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
12 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
12 19 (18.81%) SQL
13 18 (17.82%) PRINCE2
13 18 (17.82%) Configuration Management
14 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
14 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (15.84%) Cucumber
15 16 (15.84%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (15.84%) Software Testing
16 15 (14.85%) VLAN
16 15 (14.85%) HP
16 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Project
16 15 (14.85%) Test Management
16 15 (14.85%) SQL Server 2012

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 (6.93%) IIS
1 7 (6.93%) MS Exchange
1 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) Confluence
2 4 (3.96%) Mule
2 4 (3.96%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.96%) WildFly
3 3 (2.97%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.98%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.99%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) VLAN
2 7 (6.93%) VSAN
3 5 (4.95%) HTTP
4 1 (0.99%) DSL
4 1 (0.99%) Internet
4 1 (0.99%) SMS
4 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (9.90%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.91%) Relational Database
5 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.96%) Couchbase
7 4 (3.96%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.97%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (28.71%) Selenium
2 19 (18.81%) Jenkins
3 16 (15.84%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.87%) Visual Studio
5 12 (11.88%) JMeter
5 12 (11.88%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (10.89%) Git (software)
7 10 (9.90%) NUnit
8 8 (7.92%) JIRA
8 8 (7.92%) MbUnit
8 8 (7.92%) Mercurial
8 8 (7.92%) MSTest
8 8 (7.92%) SoapUI
8 8 (7.92%) SpecFlow
8 8 (7.92%) TeamCity
9 6 (5.94%) Subversion
9 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (5.94%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.96%) JUnit
11 3 (2.97%) Capybara
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 9 (8.91%) Banking
2 9 (8.91%) Romanian Language
3 5 (4.95%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.95%) Law
4 4 (3.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Back Office
5 1 (0.99%) Military
5 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (23.76%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) Test Engineer
3 19 (18.81%) Analyst
4 16 (15.84%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.90%) .NET Developer
6 9 (8.91%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Tester
9 6 (5.94%) Consultant
9 6 (5.94%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.94%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Java Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) PHP Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Scrum Master
10 5 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.96%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.96%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.96%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.77%) .NET
2 12 (11.88%) Web Services
3 10 (9.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.92%) Gherkin
4 8 (7.92%) HTML
4 8 (7.92%) REST
4 8 (7.92%) WCF
5 7 (6.93%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.95%) CSS
7 5 (4.95%) CSS3
7 5 (4.95%) HTML5
8 4 (3.96%) jQuery
8 4 (3.96%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (3.96%) Spring
8 4 (3.96%) Spring Boot
8 4 (3.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (2.97%) Dropwizard
9 3 (2.97%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.97%) Fintech
3 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.99%) NHS
3 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.87%) Windows
2 7 (6.93%) Windows Server
2 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.97%) Linux
3 3 (2.97%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.97%) Unix
4 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (62.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (40.59%) Scrum
3 33 (32.67%) TDD
4 28 (27.72%) BDD
5 24 (23.76%) Project Management
5 24 (23.76%) Test Scripting
6 23 (22.77%) Software Engineering
7 21 (20.79%) Defect Management
8 20 (19.80%) DevOps
9 18 (17.82%) Configuration Management
9 18 (17.82%) PRINCE2
10 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (15.84%) Software Testing
12 15 (14.85%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (14.85%) Test Management
13 14 (13.86%) Coaching
14 13 (12.87%) Migration
14 13 (12.87%) RUP
14 13 (12.87%) Test Strategy
14 13 (12.87%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) Java
2 23 (22.77%) C#
3 19 (18.81%) SQL
4 13 (12.87%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.90%) Python
6 7 (6.93%) C
7 6 (5.94%) PHP
8 5 (4.95%) Scala
9 4 (3.96%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.97%) Go
11 2 (1.98%) Perl
12 1 (0.99%) C++
12 1 (0.99%) ES6
12 1 (0.99%) Groovy
12 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.99%) Ruby
12 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.86%) ISEB
4 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) Docker
2 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Workstation
2 7 (6.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (15.84%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.93%) SCCM
2 7 (6.93%) SCOM
3 6 (5.94%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (2.97%) Ansible
5 1 (0.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (25.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.85%) HP
3 13 (12.87%) Oracle
4 7 (6.93%) VMware
5 6 (5.94%) BMC
6 3 (2.97%) IBM
7 2 (1.98%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.99%) Perforce