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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 56 33
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.00% 1.14% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.52% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Average daily rate £300 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £214 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £390 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
Test Scripting
UK

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
564 525 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 86.64% 75.11% 76.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 316 223
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 12
Average hourly rate £47.29 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.17% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.10 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 12 £300 -6.25% 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (52.63%) Project Management
1 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Functional Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (42.11%) MS Visio
3 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
3 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
3 8 (42.11%) Test Management
4 7 (36.84%) HL7
4 7 (36.84%) MS Project
5 6 (31.58%) HTML
5 6 (31.58%) XML
6 5 (26.32%) NHS
6 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (10.53%) Migration
9 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Degree
9 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) QA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
1 8 (42.11%) MS Visio
2 7 (36.84%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.26%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Functional Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Teradata Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Project Management
1 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Functional Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (42.11%) PRINCE2
3 8 (42.11%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Android Development
6 1 (5.26%) Microservices
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) HL7
2 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Teradata