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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 29 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 20 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.49% 3.50% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 4.53% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £304 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £324 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
339 419 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 76.18% 77.16% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 251 132
Average daily rate £364 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 7
Average hourly rate £18.90 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.27% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.80 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Cardiff +10 10 £281 -2.17%
Bridgend - 1 £400 -
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (52.63%) Selenium
2 20 (52.63%) Scrum
3 19 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (47.37%) WebDriver
4 18 (47.37%) Automation Testing
4 18 (47.37%) .NET
5 17 (44.74%) C#
5 17 (44.74%) Load Testing
6 16 (42.11%) .NET Framework
7 15 (39.47%) JIRA
7 15 (39.47%) Jenkins
8 14 (36.84%) Open Source
8 14 (36.84%) Client/Server
9 13 (34.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (31.58%) Test Management
10 12 (31.58%) Bugzilla
10 12 (31.58%) SharePoint
11 11 (28.95%) TDD
11 11 (28.95%) Subversion
11 11 (28.95%) Kanban
11 11 (28.95%) BDD
12 9 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (21.05%) ISEB
14 7 (18.42%) JUnit
14 7 (18.42%) Java
14 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
15 6 (15.79%) JMeter
15 6 (15.79%) Finance

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 12 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
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
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Selenium
2 18 (47.37%) WebDriver
3 15 (39.47%) JIRA
3 15 (39.47%) Jenkins
4 13 (34.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (31.58%) Bugzilla
6 11 (28.95%) Subversion
7 7 (18.42%) JUnit
8 6 (15.79%) JMeter
8 6 (15.79%) TestNG
9 5 (13.16%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
11 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
11 1 (2.63%) Maven
11 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) C Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.63%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) .NET Framework
3 5 (13.16%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) SOAP
5 1 (2.63%) RESTful
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Client/Server
1 14 (36.84%) Open Source
2 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Smart Meter
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Android
1 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) Scrum
3 18 (47.37%) Automation Testing
4 17 (44.74%) Load Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Test Management
6 11 (28.95%) Kanban
6 11 (28.95%) BDD
6 11 (28.95%) TDD
7 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Project Management
9 5 (13.16%) CRM
10 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
11 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
11 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
12 2 (5.26%) User Stories
12 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
12 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) C#
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) 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 22 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.05%) ISEB
4 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
5 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) HP