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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / Wales
Rank 54 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.57% 2.07% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.44% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 4
Median daily rate £450 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £265 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £320 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%

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
515 492 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 81.10% 84.97% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 368 316
Median daily rate £400 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 18
Median hourly rate £28.75 £47.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% +110.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £13.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
West Wales - 9 £460 - 1
South Wales -2 1 £170 -43.33%
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 14 (58.33%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
2 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Selenium
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 8 (33.33%) HP
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle
5 7 (29.17%) SoapUI
5 7 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) SAP
5 7 (29.17%) JMeter
6 6 (25.00%) QA
6 6 (25.00%) MS Office
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (25.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
7 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) JBoss
8 4 (16.67%) JSON
8 4 (16.67%) JIRA
8 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (16.67%) Confluence
9 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) JBoss
2 4 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) JMeter
2 7 (29.17%) SoapUI
3 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner
4 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (8.33%) JUnit
6 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.17%) Maven
7 1 (4.17%) The Grinder
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) UAT Manager
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Performance Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Testing Manager
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) JSON
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) J2EE
4 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.17%) Fintech
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (12.50%) RAD
6 3 (12.50%) SDLC
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Groovy
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) HP
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) SAP
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Siebel
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £450 per day
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