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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 24 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 51 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.57% 3.73% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 4.93% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 2
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£339 £313 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £242 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £375 £317
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 £40.00 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
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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
595 588 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.68% 75.58% 68.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 373 171
Average daily rate £365 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.46 £25.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.16% +63.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.45 £14.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +11 35 £325 +4.00% 2
West Wales +10 3 £438 -2.77%
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 35 (58.33%) SC Cleared
4 27 (45.00%) Scrum
5 26 (43.33%) Java
6 25 (41.67%) Selenium
7 23 (38.33%) .NET
8 22 (36.67%) TDD
9 20 (33.33%) JMeter
9 20 (33.33%) BDD
10 18 (30.00%) JIRA
10 18 (30.00%) ISEB
11 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
12 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 14 (23.33%) Regression Testing
13 14 (23.33%) Cucumber
14 12 (20.00%) Open Source
14 12 (20.00%) Confluence
14 12 (20.00%) SpecFlow
14 12 (20.00%) Use Case
14 12 (20.00%) Test-First Development
15 11 (18.33%) User Stories
16 10 (16.67%) Load Testing
17 9 (15.00%) Automation Testing
17 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
17 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
17 9 (15.00%) CRM
17 9 (15.00%) Client/Server
18 8 (13.33%) C#
18 8 (13.33%) Subversion

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (20.00%) Confluence
2 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) Firewall
2 1 (1.67%) DVB
2 1 (1.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (41.67%) Selenium
2 20 (33.33%) JMeter
3 18 (30.00%) JIRA
4 14 (23.33%) Cucumber
5 12 (20.00%) SpecFlow
6 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
7 8 (13.33%) Subversion
8 7 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (11.67%) JUnit
9 6 (10.00%) Bugzilla
9 6 (10.00%) TestNG
10 4 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (6.67%) Axure RP
11 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
11 3 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
13 1 (1.67%) Maven
13 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (48.33%) Tester
2 24 (40.00%) Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (3.33%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Lead Software Engineer
8 1 (1.67%) C Developer
8 1 (1.67%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.67%) XML
4 3 (5.00%) JSON
4 3 (5.00%) SOAP
5 2 (3.33%) VXML
5 2 (3.33%) REST
5 2 (3.33%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Open Source
2 9 (15.00%) Client/Server
3 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (11.67%) User Experience
5 3 (5.00%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.33%) IVR
7 1 (1.67%) Java Card
7 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.00%) Scrum
3 22 (36.67%) TDD
4 20 (33.33%) BDD
5 14 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 12 (20.00%) Use Case
6 12 (20.00%) Test-First Development
7 11 (18.33%) User Stories
8 10 (16.67%) Load Testing
9 9 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 9 (15.00%) CRM
10 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (11.67%) Test Management
11 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (8.33%) Software Delivery
13 4 (6.67%) Project Management
13 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
13 4 (6.67%) System Testing
13 4 (6.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) Java
2 8 (13.33%) C#
3 7 (11.67%) SQL
4 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) C
6 1 (1.67%) Ruby
6 1 (1.67%) Scala
6 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.67%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.67%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 18 (30.00%) ISEB
4 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Avaya
2 2 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat