Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 11 December 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
Wales > West Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 28 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 - +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 4.17% 8.07% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 8.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
West Wales median daily rate £466 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% - -
Wales median daily rate £400 £418 £360
% change year-on-year -4.19% +15.97% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - £52.03

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 West Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 107 147 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 89.17% 91.30% 83.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 104 69
West Wales median daily rate £510 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% +13.10% -0.59%
10th Percentile £288 £187 £237
90th Percentile £604 £638 £550
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
West Wales median hourly rate - £11.72 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.15% -30.05%
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% -4.36%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in West Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in West Wales

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Wales over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in West Wales

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Swansea -5 5 £466 -1.89%
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) BrowserStack
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) JUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Dropwizard
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) JBehave
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) JUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) JBehave
4 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) TestNG
4 1 (20.00%) TestRail
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Dropwizard
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP