The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.84% 1.60% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.23% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Average daily rate £300 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £211 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £393 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
Test Scripting
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 224 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 87.00% 71.57% 74.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 170 134
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cardiff region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Cardiff region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
2 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Test Management
3 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
3 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
4 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (46.67%) MS Project
4 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
4 7 (46.67%) HL7
5 6 (40.00%) XML
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) NHS
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (13.33%) Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 2 (13.33%) Degree
9 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 1 (6.67%) Android
10 1 (6.67%) V-Model
10 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (46.67%) MS Project
1 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (46.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Android Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Teradata Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
2 9 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
3 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (53.33%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Android Development
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) System Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) HL7
2 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Informatica
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) Teradata