Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 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
Wales > West Wales
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 34 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 4.27% 4.10% 7.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 4.63% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
West Wales median daily rate £425 £466 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.80% -1.89% -
10th Percentile £409 £362 £459
90th Percentile £438 £560 £518
Wales median daily rate £405 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -4.71% - +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 143 108 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 87.20% 88.52% 92.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 73 108
West Wales median daily rate £500 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +12.43%
10th Percentile £375 £288 £187
90th Percentile £650 £604 £638
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Wales median hourly rate £35.00 - £11.72
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.89% +26.06% +12.50%

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
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 15 December 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
Swansea +2 7 £425 -8.80% 3
Test Automation
Wales

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) Digital Media
2 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (57.14%) Power BI
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) Confluence
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) Master's Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 1 (14.29%) ATDD
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA

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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Digital Media
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) ATDD
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Master's Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft