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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 35 38 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.18% 2.99% 6.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 4.18% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £467 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- -17.80%
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
410 335 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 71.43% 71.43% 68.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 234 188
Average daily rate £370 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £21.15 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Cardiff -3 13 £375 +1.35% 3
Newport - 7 £325 -
Torfaen - - - -
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 23 (46.94%) Scrum
2 22 (44.90%) SharePoint
2 22 (44.90%) ISEB
2 22 (44.90%) Security Cleared
3 21 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 21 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 21 (42.86%) Selenium
4 19 (38.78%) WebDriver
4 19 (38.78%) Test Management
4 19 (38.78%) Java
4 19 (38.78%) Automation Testing
5 18 (36.73%) TDD
5 18 (36.73%) C#
5 18 (36.73%) Load Testing
5 18 (36.73%) Kanban
5 18 (36.73%) BDD
6 17 (34.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (34.69%) JIRA
7 16 (32.65%) TestNG
7 16 (32.65%) Open Source
7 16 (32.65%) SC Cleared
7 16 (32.65%) JUnit
7 16 (32.65%) Bugzilla
7 16 (32.65%) JMeter
8 15 (30.61%) .NET
8 15 (30.61%) TortoiseSVN
8 15 (30.61%) .NET Framework
8 15 (30.61%) Subversion
8 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (44.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.16%) CMS
3 4 (8.16%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (6.12%) Lync
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.12%) SAP SRM
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (6.12%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Selenium
2 19 (38.78%) WebDriver
3 17 (34.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (34.69%) JIRA
4 16 (32.65%) TestNG
4 16 (32.65%) JUnit
4 16 (32.65%) JMeter
4 16 (32.65%) Bugzilla
5 15 (30.61%) Subversion
5 15 (30.61%) TortoiseSVN
6 14 (28.57%) Ant
6 14 (28.57%) Maven
6 14 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 6 (12.24%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
8 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) General Ledger
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Analyst
2 19 (38.78%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Tester
4 9 (18.37%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.16%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Lead Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst Team Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Development Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Trainer
8 1 (2.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) .NET
1 15 (30.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Open Source
2 14 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.16%) GIS
4 3 (6.12%) iSeries
4 3 (6.12%) AS400
5 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Scrum
2 21 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 19 (38.78%) Test Management
3 19 (38.78%) Automation Testing
4 18 (36.73%) BDD
4 18 (36.73%) Kanban
4 18 (36.73%) Load Testing
4 18 (36.73%) TDD
5 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
6 8 (16.33%) CRM
7 7 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.24%) ERP
8 6 (12.24%) Migration
9 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.16%) System Testing
10 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Project Planning
10 4 (8.16%) Project Management
11 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Java
2 18 (36.73%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (44.90%) ISEB
1 22 (44.90%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 16 (32.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) HP
2 4 (8.16%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) SAP
3 3 (6.12%) IBM
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
3 3 (6.12%) Informatica