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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 17 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 22 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 15.71% 9.52% 9.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.19% 11.88% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +27.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £309 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £361 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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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 Newport region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newport
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
128 101 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 91.43% 80.16% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 60 30
Average daily rate £350 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newport

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Newport region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 April 2015, 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 20 (90.91%) Java
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
1 20 (90.91%) Selenium
2 19 (86.36%) Scrum
2 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (77.27%) TDD
3 17 (77.27%) JMeter
3 17 (77.27%) BDD
4 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
4 13 (59.09%) SC Cleared
5 12 (54.55%) Regression Testing
6 11 (50.00%) Test-First Development
6 11 (50.00%) ISEB
6 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 10 (45.45%) SpecFlow
7 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
8 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
8 9 (40.91%) Load Testing
9 8 (36.36%) Client/Server
9 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
9 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
10 7 (31.82%) C#
10 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
11 6 (27.27%) Open Source
12 5 (22.73%) TestNG
12 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
12 5 (22.73%) JIRA
12 5 (22.73%) Test Management
12 5 (22.73%) Subversion

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (90.91%) Selenium
2 17 (77.27%) JMeter
3 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 10 (45.45%) SpecFlow
4 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
5 5 (22.73%) JUnit
5 5 (22.73%) TestNG
5 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (22.73%) Bugzilla
5 5 (22.73%) Subversion
5 5 (22.73%) JIRA
5 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Tester
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Client/Server
2 6 (27.27%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Scrum
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) TDD
2 17 (77.27%) BDD
3 12 (54.55%) Regression Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Test-First Development
5 9 (40.91%) Load Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Test Management
8 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) CRM
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
9 1 (4.55%) Use Case
9 1 (4.55%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) SC Cleared
1 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft