The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.06% 0.60% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 0.98% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Average daily rate £288 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 102 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.88% 61.45% 62.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 69 63
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
South Wales

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) SAP
3 6 (28.57%) ERP
4 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) CRM
4 5 (23.81%) ISEB
4 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 3 (14.29%) SAP FI
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) SAP FI-FM
6 3 (14.29%) SAP SRM
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) SaaS
7 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Lync
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (14.29%) SAP FI
2 3 (14.29%) SAP FI-FM
2 3 (14.29%) SAP SRM
3 1 (4.76%) SAP CO
3 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Broadband
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.76%) ClearQuest
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Welsh Language
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) SAP Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Development Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Trainer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Trainer
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
1 1 (4.76%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ERP
2 5 (23.81%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Stress Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Document Management
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
3 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CIPFA
4 2 (9.52%) CIMA
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) SAP
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Sitecore