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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 48 60 42
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.13% 1.83% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.06% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £331 £294 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.76% -8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £318 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £43.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-23.25% +18.62%

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
438 534 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 82.18% 89.00% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 386 239
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 14
Median hourly rate £25.00 £47.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.80% +208.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017. 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 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 +19 6 £331 +12.76% 1
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) HP
2 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 8 (42.11%) QA
4 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
5 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
5 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
5 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
5 6 (31.58%) Java
5 6 (31.58%) JMeter
6 5 (26.32%) ISEB
6 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) JBoss
6 5 (26.32%) Test Management
6 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
7 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
7 4 (21.05%) Confluence
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) JSON
7 4 (21.05%) JIRA
7 4 (21.05%) NHS
8 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (15.79%) RAD
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) JBoss
2 4 (21.05%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
3 6 (31.58%) JMeter
4 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
5 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
5 4 (21.05%) JIRA
6 3 (15.79%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.53%) JUnit
8 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
8 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
8 1 (5.26%) Maven
8 1 (5.26%) The Grinder
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Performance Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Performance Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Tester
6 1 (5.26%) NHS Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Lead
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) JSON
2 3 (15.79%) SOAP
2 3 (15.79%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.53%) Reference Data
4 1 (5.26%) Fintech
4 1 (5.26%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
4 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Management
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
6 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.79%) RAD
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Groovy
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 5 (26.32%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) HP
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Siebel