The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Newport region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 17 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 6.61% 11.29% 12.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.42% 16.28% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £348 £264 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.75% -18.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £245 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £283 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Newport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 43 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 78.51% 69.35% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 26 26
Average daily rate £444 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
South Wales

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 20 Related IT Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Rational Performance Tester
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) SysML
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Functional Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) SysML
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
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