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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 50 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.35% 2.09% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.12% 3.01% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 16
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£325 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -1.40%
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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
616 365 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.27% 69.26% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 221 191
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 12
Average hourly rate £21.86 £16.16 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.24% +2.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +6 29 £325 -10.34% 3
West Wales - 20 £265 -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 54 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (64.63%) Selenium
3 51 (62.20%) Scrum
4 35 (42.68%) Open Source
5 34 (41.46%) HP Quality Center
5 34 (41.46%) Automation Testing
5 34 (41.46%) WebDriver
6 33 (40.24%) Kanban
7 32 (39.02%) Security Cleared
7 32 (39.02%) Maven
7 32 (39.02%) C#
8 30 (36.59%) Load Testing
9 29 (35.37%) JIRA
10 28 (34.15%) Test Management
10 28 (34.15%) Software Testing
10 28 (34.15%) SharePoint
11 27 (32.93%) .NET
11 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
12 26 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (31.71%) ISEB
12 26 (31.71%) Bugzilla
13 25 (30.49%) ISTQB
13 25 (30.49%) .NET Framework
14 24 (29.27%) TDD
14 24 (29.27%) BDD
14 24 (29.27%) Jenkins
15 22 (26.83%) Java
15 22 (26.83%) Subversion
15 22 (26.83%) TortoiseSVN
16 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 28 (34.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) CMS
2 3 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.22%) Lync
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.22%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Agresso
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) Firewall
2 2 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) VPN
3 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 53 (64.63%) Selenium
2 34 (41.46%) WebDriver
3 32 (39.02%) Maven
4 29 (35.37%) JIRA
5 26 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (31.71%) Bugzilla
6 24 (29.27%) Jenkins
7 22 (26.83%) Subversion
7 22 (26.83%) TortoiseSVN
8 17 (20.73%) Cucumber
8 17 (20.73%) TestNG
8 17 (20.73%) JUnit
8 17 (20.73%) JMeter
9 15 (18.29%) Ant
10 13 (15.85%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.66%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (1.22%) Xcode
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (58.54%) Analyst
2 38 (46.34%) Test Analyst
3 23 (28.05%) Tester
4 10 (12.20%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Integration Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Integration Test Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Automation Tester
6 4 (4.88%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.66%) Architect
7 3 (3.66%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (2.44%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.44%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.44%) Lead Tester
8 2 (2.44%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (2.44%) Lead Architect
8 2 (2.44%) Business Analyst Team Leader
8 2 (2.44%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.93%) .NET
2 25 (30.49%) .NET Framework
3 14 (17.07%) JSON
3 14 (17.07%) XML
4 13 (15.85%) SOAP
4 13 (15.85%) REST
5 1 (1.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) RESTful
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (42.68%) Open Source
2 21 (25.61%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.88%) AS400
4 3 (3.66%) GIS
4 3 (3.66%) iSeries
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) UNIX
2 1 (1.22%) Android
2 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (62.20%) Scrum
3 34 (41.46%) Automation Testing
4 33 (40.24%) Kanban
5 30 (36.59%) Load Testing
6 28 (34.15%) Test Management
6 28 (34.15%) Software Testing
7 24 (29.27%) TDD
7 24 (29.27%) BDD
8 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (21.95%) Waterfall
10 15 (18.29%) Automated Testing
11 13 (15.85%) Project Management
11 13 (15.85%) Load Balancing
12 12 (14.63%) User Stories
13 9 (10.98%) Test Strategy
14 8 (9.76%) Service Management
14 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (8.54%) Performance Testing
16 6 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.02%) C#
2 22 (26.83%) Java
3 2 (2.44%) SQL
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (39.02%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
3 26 (31.71%) ISEB
4 25 (30.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) QA
Systems Management
1 34 (41.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) HP
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) IBM
3 3 (3.66%) Informatica
3 3 (3.66%) JDA
3 3 (3.66%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.22%) SAP