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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.10% 3.72% 2.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 4.48% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Average daily rate £400 £288 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £269 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £425 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
297 223 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.37% 82.90% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 172 222
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.83 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.06% -35.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
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 April 2016, 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 9 (60.00%) Project Management
1 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Test Management
3 7 (46.67%) HL7
3 7 (46.67%) MS Project
3 7 (46.67%) PRINCE2
3 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) XML
5 5 (33.33%) NHS
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 2 (13.33%) JIRA
8 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (46.67%) MS Project
1 7 (46.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 10 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 7 (46.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Android Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Teradata Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
1 9 (60.00%) Project Management
2 8 (53.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Test Management
3 7 (46.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) RUP
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
6 1 (6.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) HL7
2 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Informatica
2 1 (6.67%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Teradata