The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 49 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.15% 3.99% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.73% 5.16% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 5
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£338 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £242 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £375 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £329
% change year-on-year
- -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% +20.58%
Test Scripting
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
634 620 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 79.55% 77.21% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 399 188
Average daily rate £360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Wales region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Wales region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
South Wales +8 34 £325 +2.76% 1
West Wales +16 1 £425 -5.55%
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 43 (70.49%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (59.02%) Security Cleared
3 35 (57.38%) SC Cleared
4 27 (44.26%) Scrum
4 27 (44.26%) Java
5 26 (42.62%) Selenium
6 24 (39.34%) .NET
7 22 (36.07%) TDD
8 20 (32.79%) JMeter
8 20 (32.79%) ISEB
8 20 (32.79%) BDD
9 19 (31.15%) JIRA
10 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
11 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
11 16 (26.23%) Regression Testing
12 14 (22.95%) Use Case
12 14 (22.95%) Cucumber
13 12 (19.67%) Open Source
13 12 (19.67%) Confluence
13 12 (19.67%) SpecFlow
13 12 (19.67%) Test-First Development
14 11 (18.03%) User Stories
15 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
15 10 (16.39%) Load Testing
16 9 (14.75%) CRM
16 9 (14.75%) Client/Server
16 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
16 9 (14.75%) Automation Testing
17 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
17 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (19.67%) Confluence
2 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.64%) SSL
1 1 (1.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (42.62%) Selenium
2 20 (32.79%) JMeter
3 19 (31.15%) JIRA
4 14 (22.95%) Cucumber
5 12 (19.67%) SpecFlow
6 10 (16.39%) WebDriver
7 8 (13.11%) Jenkins
7 8 (13.11%) Subversion
8 7 (11.48%) JUnit
8 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (9.84%) Bugzilla
9 6 (9.84%) TestNG
10 4 (6.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (6.56%) Axure RP
11 3 (4.92%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
12 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
13 1 (1.64%) Maven
13 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Tester
2 24 (39.34%) Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Test Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.28%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Business Process Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Process Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (39.34%) .NET
2 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.48%) XML
4 3 (4.92%) SOAP
4 3 (4.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.28%) jQuery
5 2 (3.28%) REST
5 2 (3.28%) VXML
6 1 (1.64%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Client/Server
2 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.48%) User Experience
4 3 (4.92%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.28%) IVR
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Java Card
6 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) UNIX
3 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (70.49%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) Scrum
3 22 (36.07%) TDD
4 20 (32.79%) BDD
5 16 (26.23%) Regression Testing
6 14 (22.95%) Use Case
7 12 (19.67%) Open Source
7 12 (19.67%) Test-First Development
8 11 (18.03%) User Stories
9 10 (16.39%) Load Testing
10 9 (14.75%) CRM
10 9 (14.75%) Automation Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.48%) Test Management
12 6 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (8.20%) Software Delivery
14 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
14 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (6.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) Java
2 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) Scala
4 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (59.02%) Security Cleared
2 35 (57.38%) SC Cleared
3 20 (32.79%) ISEB
4 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Avaya
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.64%) OpenText
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle