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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 40 25
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.65% 3.27% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 3.92% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 2
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£288 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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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
226 332 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 82.48% 83.63% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 234 76
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £11.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +137.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £27.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £27.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) CRM
4 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 2 (12.50%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) V-Model
7 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) JIRA
7 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (12.50%) ISEB
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) TestNG
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Tester
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Process Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) CRM
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) V-Model
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) OpenText