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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 54 30
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.61% 1.12% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 1.33% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Median daily rate £334 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £310 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £405 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
- +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-0.67% +124.19%
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
230 375 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 85.82% 83.71% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 310 232
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +121.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.00 £10.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 13 (86.67%) Selenium
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 10 (66.67%) ISEB
3 10 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 10 (66.67%) SDLC
4 9 (60.00%) JMeter
5 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Java
7 4 (26.67%) QA
7 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 2 (13.33%) JSON
9 2 (13.33%) JIRA
9 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) TDD
9 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (13.33%) Scrum
9 2 (13.33%) HP
9 2 (13.33%) HTTP
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle
9 2 (13.33%) JUnit
9 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
9 2 (13.33%) BDD
9 2 (13.33%) Confluence

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (13.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Selenium
2 9 (60.00%) JMeter
3 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) JUnit
4 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 11 (73.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) SDLC
2 10 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
1 10 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft