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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 38 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.61% 2.92% 5.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 4.13% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 23
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£350 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £249 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £452 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
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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
489 412 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 70.56% 70.79% 67.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 271 238
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £19.90 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.63 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £21.60 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +2 22 £350 -6.04% 4
West Wales - 1 £480 -
Test Scripting
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 27 (47.37%) Scrum
2 26 (45.61%) Selenium
2 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
3 25 (43.86%) SharePoint
4 24 (42.11%) ISEB
4 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
5 23 (40.35%) WebDriver
5 23 (40.35%) Java
5 23 (40.35%) Automation Testing
6 22 (38.60%) C#
6 22 (38.60%) ISTQB
7 21 (36.84%) Kanban
7 21 (36.84%) JIRA
7 21 (36.84%) Load Testing
7 21 (36.84%) Test Management
7 21 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (35.09%) BDD
8 20 (35.09%) Bugzilla
8 20 (35.09%) TDD
9 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 19 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (33.33%) JMeter
9 19 (33.33%) .NET
10 18 (31.58%) JUnit
10 18 (31.58%) TestNG
10 18 (31.58%) Open Source
11 17 (29.82%) Subversion
11 17 (29.82%) Maven
11 17 (29.82%) .NET Framework
11 17 (29.82%) Client/Server

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (43.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) CMS
2 4 (7.02%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (5.26%) Lync
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (5.26%) Agresso
3 1 (1.75%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) Selenium
2 23 (40.35%) WebDriver
3 21 (36.84%) JIRA
4 20 (35.09%) Bugzilla
5 19 (33.33%) JMeter
5 19 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (31.58%) TestNG
6 18 (31.58%) JUnit
7 17 (29.82%) Subversion
7 17 (29.82%) Maven
7 17 (29.82%) TortoiseSVN
8 16 (28.07%) Jenkins
8 16 (28.07%) Ant
9 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) General Ledger
3 2 (3.51%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Analyst
2 21 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.05%) Tester
4 10 (17.54%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst Team Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) .NET
2 17 (29.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Open Source
2 17 (29.82%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.02%) GIS
4 3 (5.26%) iSeries
4 3 (5.26%) AS400
5 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Scrum
2 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 23 (40.35%) Automation Testing
4 21 (36.84%) Load Testing
4 21 (36.84%) Test Management
4 21 (36.84%) Kanban
5 20 (35.09%) TDD
5 20 (35.09%) BDD
6 15 (26.32%) Automated Testing
7 8 (14.04%) CRM
8 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Migration
9 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.02%) System Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Project Planning
11 4 (7.02%) ERP
11 4 (7.02%) Project Management
11 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) Java
2 22 (38.60%) C#
3 5 (8.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 24 (42.11%) ISEB
3 22 (38.60%) ISTQB
4 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) HP
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) Informatica
3 3 (5.26%) JDA
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Citrix
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