The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 28 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 34 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.39% 3.63% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.82% 4.67% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £316 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £236 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
Test Scripting
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
435 493 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 81.77% 77.76% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 312 152
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.40 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport +1 22 £325 -3.70%
Cardiff +8 10 £288 -2.12% 1
Bridgend - 1 £400 -
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Security Cleared
3 23 (53.49%) SC Cleared
3 23 (53.49%) Selenium
4 22 (51.16%) Scrum
4 22 (51.16%) .NET
5 21 (48.84%) Java
6 18 (41.86%) JMeter
6 18 (41.86%) TDD
6 18 (41.86%) BDD
7 13 (30.23%) ISEB
7 13 (30.23%) Regression Testing
7 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
8 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
9 11 (25.58%) Test-First Development
9 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
10 10 (23.26%) SpecFlow
10 10 (23.26%) Load Testing
11 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
11 9 (20.93%) Client/Server
11 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
11 9 (20.93%) WebDriver
12 8 (18.60%) Open Source
12 8 (18.60%) C#
13 7 (16.28%) CRM
13 7 (16.28%) JIRA
13 7 (16.28%) Test Management
13 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (13.95%) TestNG
14 6 (13.95%) Jenkins

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) Selenium
2 18 (41.86%) JMeter
3 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
4 10 (23.26%) SpecFlow
5 9 (20.93%) WebDriver
6 7 (16.28%) JIRA
6 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
7 6 (13.95%) Bugzilla
7 6 (13.95%) Subversion
7 6 (13.95%) TestNG
7 6 (13.95%) JUnit
8 3 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Tester
2 15 (34.88%) Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
4 3 (6.98%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Security Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (51.16%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
3 5 (11.63%) XML
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) Scrum
3 18 (41.86%) TDD
3 18 (41.86%) BDD
4 13 (30.23%) Regression Testing
5 11 (25.58%) Test-First Development
6 10 (23.26%) Load Testing
7 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Open Source
9 7 (16.28%) Test Management
9 7 (16.28%) CRM
10 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
10 4 (9.30%) Use Case
11 3 (6.98%) Requirements Management
11 3 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
11 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (55.81%) Security Cleared
2 23 (53.49%) SC Cleared
3 13 (30.23%) ISEB
4 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) OpenText