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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.45% 5.74% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 7.02% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 30 20
Median daily rate £349 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.13% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £274 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.96% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +6.08%
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
374 484 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.43% 81.76% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 380 347
Median daily rate £388 £350 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.40% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £16.80 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 7 £349 +10.71%
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (51.85%) Non-Functional Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Selenium
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) JMeter
3 12 (44.44%) ISEB
4 11 (40.74%) Functional Testing
5 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
5 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
6 9 (33.33%) Project Management
6 9 (33.33%) Java
6 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
7 7 (25.93%) MS Visio
7 7 (25.93%) .NET
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 7 (25.93%) MS Project
7 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
7 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
7 7 (25.93%) Test Management
7 7 (25.93%) HL7
7 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
7 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
7 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
7 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
8 6 (22.22%) BDD
8 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Kanban

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
1 7 (25.93%) MS Project
1 7 (25.93%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Selenium
2 12 (44.44%) JMeter
3 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
3 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
3 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.70%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
2 15 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Tester
4 7 (25.93%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Functional Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Non-Functional Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Software Testing
3 11 (40.74%) Functional Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Project Management
5 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) Test Management
5 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
6 6 (22.22%) BDD
6 6 (22.22%) Kanban
6 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 6 (22.22%) TDD
6 6 (22.22%) Test-First Development
6 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (18.52%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) Data-Flow Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Data Flow Diagram
9 1 (3.70%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) ISEB
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
2 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) HL7
2 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft