The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newport region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 16 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 9.35% 5.13% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.80% 6.78% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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 Newport region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
102 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 95.33% 75.64% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 25 29
Average daily rate £330 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £213 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £107.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.11% +765.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Newport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Newport

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Newport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Newport region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Newport

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Newport region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) Scrum
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
1 18 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Kanban
1 18 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 18 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 16 (88.89%) Security Cleared
3 14 (77.78%) JIRA
3 14 (77.78%) Jenkins
3 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (77.78%) .NET
4 13 (72.22%) SharePoint
4 13 (72.22%) ISEB
4 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
4 13 (72.22%) ISTQB
4 13 (72.22%) Bugzilla
4 13 (72.22%) .NET Framework
4 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (72.22%) Open Source
4 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (66.67%) TortoiseSVN
5 12 (66.67%) BDD
5 12 (66.67%) Test Management
5 12 (66.67%) TDD
5 12 (66.67%) Subversion
6 11 (61.11%) Client/Server
7 10 (55.56%) Project Management
8 9 (50.00%) Java

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newport 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 13 (72.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
1 18 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 14 (77.78%) Jenkins
2 14 (77.78%) JIRA
3 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (72.22%) Bugzilla
4 12 (66.67%) Subversion
4 12 (66.67%) TortoiseSVN
5 8 (44.44%) TestNG
5 8 (44.44%) Maven
5 8 (44.44%) Ant
5 8 (44.44%) JUnit
5 8 (44.44%) JMeter
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Tester
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Open Source
2 11 (61.11%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) AS400
3 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Scrum
1 18 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 18 (100.00%) Kanban
1 18 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
4 12 (66.67%) Test Management
4 12 (66.67%) TDD
4 12 (66.67%) BDD
5 10 (55.56%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) ISEB
2 13 (72.22%) ISTQB
2 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle
1 1 (5.56%) IBM
1 1 (5.56%) Informatica