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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.27% 2.95% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.84% 4.12% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 8
Average daily rate
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£380 £353 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £239 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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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
274 194 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.07% 71.59% 65.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 147 86
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 £220 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.21% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.16 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £17.26 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) CRM
2 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (22.22%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 5 (18.52%) Migration
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.81%) System Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (14.81%) Sitecore
5 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
5 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) GIS
5 4 (14.81%) CMS
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) Document Management
6 3 (11.11%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) ISEB
6 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 3 (11.11%) Agresso
6 3 (11.11%) ERP
6 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (14.81%) CMS
3 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.11%) Lync
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (11.11%) Agresso
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) TestNG
3 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.70%) Ant
4 1 (3.70%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Development Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) GIS
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) iSeries
3 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
2 7 (25.93%) CRM
3 6 (22.22%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 5 (18.52%) Migration
4 5 (18.52%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.81%) System Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
5 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) Document Management
6 3 (11.11%) ERP
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Sitecore
3 3 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle