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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.99% 3.91% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 5.24% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 10
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£323 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £319 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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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
521 420 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.66% 74.73% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 305 228
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.70 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 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 -13 9 £325 -16.66% 7
Newport -4 4 £305 -6.15% 3
Test Scripting
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (53.19%) Selenium
2 24 (51.06%) Java
3 23 (48.94%) JMeter
3 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (46.81%) .NET
4 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
5 21 (44.68%) SC Cleared
5 21 (44.68%) Scrum
6 18 (38.30%) TDD
6 18 (38.30%) BDD
7 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
8 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
9 12 (25.53%) ISEB
10 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
10 11 (23.40%) Test-First Development
11 10 (21.28%) Load Testing
11 10 (21.28%) SpecFlow
11 10 (21.28%) WebDriver
11 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
12 9 (19.15%) Automation Testing
12 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
12 9 (19.15%) Client/Server
13 8 (17.02%) C#
13 8 (17.02%) JIRA
14 7 (14.89%) Test Management
14 7 (14.89%) CRM
14 7 (14.89%) Open Source
15 6 (12.77%) TestNG
15 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (12.77%) Jenkins

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (53.19%) Selenium
2 23 (48.94%) JMeter
3 10 (21.28%) WebDriver
3 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
3 10 (21.28%) SpecFlow
4 8 (17.02%) JIRA
5 6 (12.77%) JUnit
5 6 (12.77%) Bugzilla
5 6 (12.77%) Subversion
5 6 (12.77%) TestNG
5 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.64%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.13%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Tester
2 18 (38.30%) Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Test Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Automated Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Security Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Functional Tester
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) Scrum
3 18 (38.30%) TDD
3 18 (38.30%) BDD
4 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Test-First Development
6 10 (21.28%) Load Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Automation Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Open Source
8 7 (14.89%) Test Management
8 7 (14.89%) CRM
9 5 (10.64%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Requirements Management
10 3 (6.38%) Use Case
11 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.26%) Project Management
12 1 (2.13%) Validation
12 1 (2.13%) Migration
12 1 (2.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) BeanShell
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
2 21 (44.68%) SC Cleared
3 12 (25.53%) ISEB
4 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) OpenText