The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 44 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 20 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.81% 3.10% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 4.81% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 6
Average daily rate £300 £288 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £318 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
518 270 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.75% 64.29% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 161 160
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £13.10 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -8 19 £288 - 7
West Wales -22 1 £450 -
North Wales - - - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 7 (19.44%) Rational Functional Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Finance
4 6 (16.67%) IBM
4 6 (16.67%) ISEB
4 6 (16.67%) SAP
4 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 6 (16.67%) ERP
4 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) Rational Performance Tester
5 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (13.89%) CRM
5 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
6 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 4 (11.11%) Scrum
6 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Selenium
7 3 (8.33%) SAP SRM
7 3 (8.33%) Stress Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) SAP FI-FM
7 3 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.56%) Lync
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Project
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (8.33%) SAP SRM
2 3 (8.33%) SAP FI-FM
2 3 (8.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.78%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) Broadband
1 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Rational Functional Tester
2 5 (13.89%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (11.11%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.78%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Welsh Language
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Tester
4 7 (19.44%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Functional Tester
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) SAP Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Development Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Financial Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) UAT Test Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) SOAP
1 2 (5.56%) XML
1 2 (5.56%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Data Extraction
1 1 (2.78%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
3 6 (16.67%) ERP
3 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (13.89%) CRM
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Stress Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) Workflow
7 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Document Management
7 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) CIPFA
4 2 (5.56%) CIMA
4 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) HND
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) IBM
2 6 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) HP
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