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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 43 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 21 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.90% 3.61% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 5.30% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 11
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£325 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £331 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £530 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -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%
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
424 283 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.81% 68.03% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 155 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +38.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.15 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £190.00 £16.80
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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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 -2 10 £325 -
Cardiff -12 8 £325 -14.75% 1
Torfaen - 1 - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 29 (63.04%) Scrum
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) Selenium
3 23 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 23 (50.00%) C#
3 23 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 22 (47.83%) Kanban
5 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
5 21 (45.65%) Load Testing
6 20 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (39.13%) JIRA
7 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
7 18 (39.13%) .NET
7 18 (39.13%) Jenkins
8 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
8 17 (36.96%) SharePoint
8 17 (36.96%) .NET Framework
8 17 (36.96%) Test Management
8 17 (36.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (34.78%) Open Source
9 16 (34.78%) BDD
9 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
9 16 (34.78%) TDD
9 16 (34.78%) ISEB
9 16 (34.78%) Bugzilla
10 14 (30.43%) Client/Server
10 14 (30.43%) Subversion
10 14 (30.43%) TortoiseSVN
11 12 (26.09%) Java
11 12 (26.09%) Project Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (36.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) Lync
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Agresso
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) DVB
2 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (58.70%) Selenium
2 23 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 18 (39.13%) JIRA
3 18 (39.13%) Jenkins
4 17 (36.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (34.78%) Bugzilla
6 14 (30.43%) Subversion
6 14 (30.43%) TortoiseSVN
7 10 (21.74%) Maven
7 10 (21.74%) JUnit
7 10 (21.74%) TestNG
8 9 (19.57%) Ant
8 9 (19.57%) JMeter
9 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.17%) Xcode
10 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) General Ledger
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Tester
3 14 (30.43%) Test Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.17%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (39.13%) .NET
2 17 (36.96%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.35%) JSON
3 2 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Open Source
2 14 (30.43%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.52%) AS400
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) iSeries
4 2 (4.35%) GIS
4 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Scrum
1 29 (63.04%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 22 (47.83%) Kanban
4 21 (45.65%) Load Testing
5 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
6 17 (36.96%) Test Management
7 16 (34.78%) BDD
7 16 (34.78%) TDD
8 12 (26.09%) Project Management
9 11 (23.91%) Automated Testing
10 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
11 6 (13.04%) Migration
12 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
12 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
13 4 (8.70%) Project Planning
13 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
13 4 (8.70%) V-Model
13 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (26.09%) Java
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 16 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 16 (34.78%) ISEB
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.35%) Informatica
2 2 (4.35%) IBM
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) HP