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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 43 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 42 12 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.45% 2.17% 6.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 3.02% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 26
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£350 £330 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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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
572 397 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 74.19% 71.92% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 265 244
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Average hourly rate £21.86 £15.29 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.93% -59.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.33 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £17.08 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
South Wales +7 25 £350 -0.70% 2
West Wales - 16 £278 - 6
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 52 (65.82%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (60.76%) Selenium
3 45 (56.96%) Scrum
4 38 (48.10%) Maven
5 33 (41.77%) Open Source
6 32 (40.51%) Security Cleared
7 31 (39.24%) HP Quality Center
7 31 (39.24%) SharePoint
8 30 (37.97%) Java
8 30 (37.97%) WebDriver
8 30 (37.97%) Software Testing
8 30 (37.97%) Automation Testing
9 29 (36.71%) C#
10 28 (35.44%) ISEB
10 28 (35.44%) JIRA
10 28 (35.44%) Test Management
10 28 (35.44%) Kanban
11 27 (34.18%) Load Testing
11 27 (34.18%) Bugzilla
12 26 (32.91%) ISTQB
12 26 (32.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (32.91%) TDD
12 26 (32.91%) BDD
13 25 (31.65%) JMeter
13 25 (31.65%) SC Cleared
14 24 (30.38%) TestNG
14 24 (30.38%) JUnit
15 23 (29.11%) .NET
15 23 (29.11%) TortoiseSVN
15 23 (29.11%) Subversion

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (39.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (5.06%) CMS
3 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.80%) Lync
3 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (3.80%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) Internet
Development Applications
1 48 (60.76%) Selenium
2 38 (48.10%) Maven
3 30 (37.97%) WebDriver
4 28 (35.44%) JIRA
5 27 (34.18%) Bugzilla
6 26 (32.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (31.65%) JMeter
8 24 (30.38%) TestNG
8 24 (30.38%) JUnit
9 23 (29.11%) TortoiseSVN
9 23 (29.11%) Subversion
10 22 (27.85%) Ant
10 22 (27.85%) Jenkins
11 15 (18.99%) Cucumber
12 11 (13.92%) SoapUI
13 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
14 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Welsh Language
4 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (63.29%) Analyst
2 38 (48.10%) Test Analyst
3 16 (20.25%) Tester
4 12 (15.19%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.06%) Integration Test Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Development Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Lead Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Business Analyst Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.11%) .NET
2 21 (26.58%) .NET Framework
3 11 (13.92%) SOAP
3 11 (13.92%) XML
3 11 (13.92%) JSON
3 11 (13.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (41.77%) Open Source
2 21 (26.58%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.06%) GIS
4 3 (3.80%) AS400
4 3 (3.80%) iSeries
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (65.82%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (56.96%) Scrum
3 30 (37.97%) Software Testing
3 30 (37.97%) Automation Testing
4 28 (35.44%) Test Management
4 28 (35.44%) Kanban
5 27 (34.18%) Load Testing
6 26 (32.91%) TDD
6 26 (32.91%) BDD
7 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (21.52%) Automated Testing
9 16 (20.25%) Waterfall
10 11 (13.92%) Load Balancing
11 10 (12.66%) User Stories
12 7 (8.86%) Project Management
12 7 (8.86%) CRM
12 7 (8.86%) Test Automation
12 7 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (8.86%) Test Strategy
13 6 (7.59%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) Java
2 29 (36.71%) C#
3 4 (5.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (40.51%) Security Cleared
2 28 (35.44%) ISEB
3 26 (32.91%) ISTQB
4 25 (31.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) HND
5 1 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 31 (39.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) HP
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.06%) Sitecore
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) IBM
4 3 (3.80%) Informatica
4 3 (3.80%) JDA
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
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