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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.34% 3.99% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 5.46% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
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£305 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £325 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £515 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.28% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -38.14%
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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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
377 293 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.36% 73.07% 75.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 173 174
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £10.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +293.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.94 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £190.00 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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
Cardiff -16 5 £305 -18.66%
Torfaen - 1 - -
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (68.42%) Scrum
3 24 (63.16%) Selenium
4 20 (52.63%) Kanban
4 20 (52.63%) WebDriver
4 20 (52.63%) Automation Testing
4 20 (52.63%) C#
5 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 18 (47.37%) Load Testing
6 18 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
7 17 (44.74%) JIRA
8 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
8 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
8 16 (42.11%) .NET
9 15 (39.47%) SharePoint
9 15 (39.47%) ISEB
9 15 (39.47%) Bugzilla
9 15 (39.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (39.47%) Test Management
9 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
9 15 (39.47%) Open Source
10 14 (36.84%) BDD
10 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
10 14 (36.84%) TDD
11 13 (34.21%) Subversion
11 13 (34.21%) TortoiseSVN
12 12 (31.58%) Client/Server
13 10 (26.32%) Project Management
14 9 (23.68%) JUnit

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (39.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.63%) DVB
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (63.16%) Selenium
2 20 (52.63%) WebDriver
3 17 (44.74%) JIRA
3 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
4 15 (39.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (39.47%) Bugzilla
5 13 (34.21%) Subversion
5 13 (34.21%) TortoiseSVN
6 9 (23.68%) Maven
6 9 (23.68%) JUnit
7 8 (21.05%) Ant
7 8 (21.05%) JMeter
7 8 (21.05%) TestNG
8 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 13 (34.21%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.63%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
2 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.89%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) RESTful
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) REST
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) SOAP
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Open Source
2 12 (31.58%) Client/Server
3 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) GIS
4 1 (2.63%) AS400
4 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Android
1 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (68.42%) Scrum
3 20 (52.63%) Automation Testing
3 20 (52.63%) Kanban
4 18 (47.37%) Load Testing
5 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
6 15 (39.47%) Test Management
7 14 (36.84%) BDD
7 14 (36.84%) TDD
8 10 (26.32%) Project Management
9 7 (18.42%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Migration
11 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
11 5 (13.16%) Test Planning
12 4 (10.53%) Validation
12 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
12 4 (10.53%) V-Model
12 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 15 (39.47%) ISEB
4 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore