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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.80% 0.93% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 1.14% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Median daily rate £388 £300 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £204 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £325 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.44 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +34.85%
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
261 350 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 81.06% 81.21% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 295 199
Median daily rate £403 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 14 (77.78%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) JMeter
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
4 9 (50.00%) Java
4 9 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Oracle
5 8 (44.44%) ISEB
5 8 (44.44%) Finance
6 7 (38.89%) HP
6 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
6 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
6 7 (38.89%) QA
7 6 (33.33%) SDLC
8 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
8 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
8 5 (27.78%) Linux
8 5 (27.78%) JBoss
8 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
9 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 3 (16.67%) JSON
10 3 (16.67%) JIRA
10 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) JBoss
2 3 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Selenium
2 11 (61.11%) JMeter
3 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
4 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
5 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (16.67%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (11.11%) JUnit
6 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.56%) The Grinder
7 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Performance Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) SDLC
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 3 (16.67%) BDD
7 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) RAD
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Siebel