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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 36 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.45% 3.64% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 5.33% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £381 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £340 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £545 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
255 169 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.98% 68.42% 75.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 107 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £10.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +76.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Scrum
2 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (25.00%) Selenium
3 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) QA
4 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 5 (20.83%) Test Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Management
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 4 (16.67%) V-Model
5 4 (16.67%) Validation
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (12.50%) Agresso
6 3 (12.50%) ERP
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) System Testing
6 3 (12.50%) General Ledger

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Lync
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Doxygen
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Agresso
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) TestNG
3 2 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (4.17%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) Xcode
4 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) Ant
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.17%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (8.33%) JSON
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) GIS
2 2 (8.33%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) iSeries
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Scrum
2 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 5 (20.83%) Test Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Management
5 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 4 (16.67%) V-Model
5 4 (16.67%) Validation
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) ERP
6 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Sitecore
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica
3 1 (4.17%) IBM