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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 28 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.82% 1.67% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 2.05% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £325 £323 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £385 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +8.92%
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
207 341 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 83.47% 81.58% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 279 222
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.75 £15.75 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £29.60 £12.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 11 (78.57%) Finance
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
1 11 (78.57%) Selenium
1 11 (78.57%) Test Strategy
2 10 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 10 (71.43%) ISEB
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (64.29%) SDLC
4 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (57.14%) JMeter
4 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) QA
7 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Data-Flow Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 1 (7.14%) Coaching
7 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Degree
7 1 (7.14%) JIRA

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:

Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Analyst
2 12 (85.71%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Test Strategy
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) SDLC
3 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Data-Flow Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) ISEB
1 10 (71.43%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft