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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 68 42
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.99% 1.20% 3.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.52% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 19
Median daily rate £325 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £305 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £398 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +1.66%
Test Scripting
UK

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
488 726 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.40% 79.08% 79.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 510 406
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -33.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £39.60 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South Wales +12 6 £325 +1.56% 2
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (73.91%) JMeter
4 16 (69.57%) ISEB
5 13 (56.52%) Java
6 10 (43.48%) Regression Testing
6 10 (43.48%) Finance
6 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
6 10 (43.48%) Test Strategy
7 9 (39.13%) SpecFlow
7 9 (39.13%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
7 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
7 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) .NET
7 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
7 9 (39.13%) Visual Studio
7 9 (39.13%) Scrum
7 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
8 8 (34.78%) TDD
8 8 (34.78%) Test-First Development
8 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (34.78%) BDD
8 8 (34.78%) SDLC
9 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (30.43%) Kanban
9 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 2 (8.70%) SoapUI

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
2 17 (73.91%) JMeter
3 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
3 9 (39.13%) SpecFlow
3 9 (39.13%) Visual Studio
3 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) JUnit
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.35%) LoadUI
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Test Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Regression Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Test Strategy
3 9 (39.13%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) BDD
4 8 (34.78%) SDLC
4 8 (34.78%) TDD
4 8 (34.78%) Test-First Development
4 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Kanban
5 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.35%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) ISEB
2 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
3 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
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