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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 32 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.14% 2.63% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 3.45% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
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£305 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-66.96% +254.68%
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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
206 232 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.31% 76.32% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 171 78
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £97.50 £11.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.35% +754.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £19.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) V-Model
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (13.33%) Maven
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) TestNG
4 1 (6.67%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Ant
4 1 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.67%) Xcode
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) JSON
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
3 4 (26.67%) V-Model
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Validation
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) TQM
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) HP