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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 47 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 31 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.67% 4.57% 3.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 5.94% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 8
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£325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £383 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+14.01% -8.54%
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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
662 606 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.34% 76.90% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 388 219
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 12
Average hourly rate £15.13 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.30 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 24 £320 -1.53% 4
West Wales +4 2 £425 -11.45%
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 38 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 35 (54.69%) SC Cleared
4 29 (45.31%) Java
5 27 (42.19%) Selenium
6 25 (39.06%) Scrum
7 24 (37.50%) JMeter
7 24 (37.50%) .NET
8 22 (34.38%) TDD
9 20 (31.25%) ISEB
9 20 (31.25%) BDD
10 19 (29.69%) JIRA
11 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
12 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 16 (25.00%) Regression Testing
13 14 (21.88%) Use Case
14 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
15 12 (18.75%) Confluence
15 12 (18.75%) SpecFlow
15 12 (18.75%) Test-First Development
16 10 (15.63%) WebDriver
16 10 (15.63%) Open Source
16 10 (15.63%) User Stories
16 10 (15.63%) Load Testing
17 9 (14.06%) .NET Framework
17 9 (14.06%) Automation Testing
17 9 (14.06%) Client/Server
17 9 (14.06%) CRM
18 8 (12.50%) C#
18 8 (12.50%) Subversion

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 12 (18.75%) Confluence
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) JBoss
4 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.69%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (42.19%) Selenium
2 24 (37.50%) JMeter
3 19 (29.69%) JIRA
4 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
5 12 (18.75%) SpecFlow
6 10 (15.63%) WebDriver
7 8 (12.50%) Subversion
8 7 (10.94%) JUnit
8 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
8 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (9.38%) Bugzilla
9 6 (9.38%) TestNG
10 5 (7.81%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (6.25%) Axure RP
12 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
13 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (50.00%) Tester
2 25 (39.06%) Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Automated Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Business Process Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (37.50%) .NET
2 9 (14.06%) .NET Framework
3 6 (9.38%) XML
4 3 (4.69%) SOAP
5 2 (3.13%) VXML
5 2 (3.13%) JSON
5 2 (3.13%) jQuery
5 2 (3.13%) REST
6 1 (1.56%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Client/Server
2 7 (10.94%) User Experience
3 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.69%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.13%) IVR
5 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Java Card
6 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) Scrum
3 22 (34.38%) TDD
4 20 (31.25%) BDD
5 16 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 14 (21.88%) Use Case
7 12 (18.75%) Test-First Development
8 10 (15.63%) User Stories
8 10 (15.63%) Open Source
8 10 (15.63%) Load Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Automation Testing
9 9 (14.06%) CRM
10 7 (10.94%) Test Management
11 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
12 5 (7.81%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (7.81%) Requirements Management
12 5 (7.81%) Software Delivery
12 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
13 4 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) Java
2 8 (12.50%) C#
3 5 (7.81%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) PHP
5 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 35 (54.69%) SC Cleared
3 20 (31.25%) ISEB
4 8 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) HP
3 2 (3.13%) Avaya
4 1 (1.56%) OpenText