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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 19 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 0 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 7.07% - 17.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.75% - 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 11
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£325 - £315
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.03% -10.00%
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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
80 50 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newport 80.81% 64.94% 84.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 30 56
Average daily rate £363 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) Selenium
2 14 (82.35%) Scrum
3 13 (76.47%) Java
3 13 (76.47%) Load Testing
3 13 (76.47%) Kanban
3 13 (76.47%) WebDriver
3 13 (76.47%) Automation Testing
4 12 (70.59%) Open Source
4 12 (70.59%) JIRA
4 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
4 12 (70.59%) Test Management
4 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
4 12 (70.59%) C#
4 12 (70.59%) JUnit
4 12 (70.59%) SharePoint
4 12 (70.59%) ISEB
4 12 (70.59%) JMeter
4 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
5 11 (64.71%) Subversion
5 11 (64.71%) Bugzilla
5 11 (64.71%) TestNG
5 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (64.71%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (64.71%) TortoiseSVN
6 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
6 10 (58.82%) BDD
6 10 (58.82%) TDD
6 10 (58.82%) .NET Framework
6 10 (58.82%) Maven

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Newport by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (70.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Selenium
2 13 (76.47%) WebDriver
3 12 (70.59%) JIRA
3 12 (70.59%) JUnit
3 12 (70.59%) JMeter
4 11 (64.71%) Bugzilla
4 11 (64.71%) Subversion
4 11 (64.71%) TestNG
4 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (64.71%) TortoiseSVN
5 10 (58.82%) Maven
5 10 (58.82%) Ant
5 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Web Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
1 10 (58.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Open Source
2 9 (52.94%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.76%) AS400
3 2 (11.76%) iSeries
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Scrum
2 13 (76.47%) Load Testing
2 13 (76.47%) Kanban
2 13 (76.47%) Automation Testing
3 12 (70.59%) Test Management
3 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
4 10 (58.82%) TDD
4 10 (58.82%) BDD
5 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.88%) System Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) SysML
8 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (70.59%) ISEB
2 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
2 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Informatica