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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.10% 2.97% 3.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.87% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £348 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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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
343 284 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.14% 76.76% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 218 154
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 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 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) JMeter
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (26.32%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) JBoss
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) JIRA
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
6 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (5.26%) JUnit
7 1 (5.26%) Web Services
7 1 (5.26%) UNIX
7 1 (5.26%) ISEB
7 1 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (5.26%) Client/Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (21.05%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JMeter
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.26%) TestNG
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Automated Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Use Case
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Management
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) V-Model
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) BDD
4 1 (5.26%) User Stories
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) BeanShell
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) OpenText