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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.42% 4.15% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 5.66% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
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£375 £373 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £240 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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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
281 212 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.95% 73.36% 64.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 157 77
Average daily rate £370 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -56.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 (32.00%) CRM
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (16.00%) TDD
5 4 (16.00%) CMS
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) HP
5 4 (16.00%) ISEB
5 4 (16.00%) ERP
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) GIS
5 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (16.00%) Sitecore
5 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) Lync
6 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (12.00%) Test Management
6 3 (12.00%) System Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) CMS
2 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (12.00%) Lync
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (12.00%) Agresso
3 1 (4.00%) SAP SRM
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) TestNG
3 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Welsh Language
4 1 (4.00%) Billing
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Development Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Trainer
6 1 (4.00%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) GIS
2 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) iSeries
3 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) CRM
2 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) TDD
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) ERP
5 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) Test Management
6 3 (12.00%) System Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 3 (12.00%) Document Management
6 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
7 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
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