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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.31% 3.65% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 4.46% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Median daily rate £363 £288 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £271 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
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
228 224 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 75.25% 81.75% 84.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 181 235
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -41.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 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 (64.71%) Software Testing
2 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 9 (52.94%) Project Management
2 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Test Management
4 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (41.18%) MS Project
4 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
4 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
4 7 (41.18%) MS Visio
4 7 (41.18%) HL7
5 6 (35.29%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) NHS
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
7 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 4 (23.53%) SDLC
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (23.53%) ISEB
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (11.76%) Data-Flow Analysis
9 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (11.76%) Degree
9 2 (11.76%) Management Information System

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:

Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
1 7 (41.18%) MS Project
1 7 (41.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Analyst
2 14 (82.35%) Test Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Project Management
3 8 (47.06%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Test Management
4 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) SDLC
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Data-Flow Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Data Flow Diagram
8 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.88%) System Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) HL7
2 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft