The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 37 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 31 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.15% 3.21% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.70% 4.52% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 17
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£345 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £249 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -20.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
544 398 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.82% 70.94% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 255 242
Average daily rate £389 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £19.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Scripting
UK

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 25 £345 +4.54% 3
West Wales -6 1 £480 -
Test Scripting
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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%) ISEB
2 26 (45.61%) Selenium
2 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
3 25 (43.86%) SharePoint
4 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 24 (42.11%) ISTQB
5 23 (40.35%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (40.35%) WebDriver
5 23 (40.35%) Java
5 23 (40.35%) Automation Testing
6 22 (38.60%) C#
7 21 (36.84%) Load Testing
7 21 (36.84%) Test Management
7 21 (36.84%) Kanban
7 21 (36.84%) JIRA
8 20 (35.09%) TDD
8 20 (35.09%) Bugzilla
8 20 (35.09%) BDD
9 19 (33.33%) JMeter
9 19 (33.33%) .NET
9 19 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 18 (31.58%) TestNG
10 18 (31.58%) Open Source
10 18 (31.58%) JUnit
11 17 (29.82%) Client/Server
11 17 (29.82%) TortoiseSVN
11 17 (29.82%) Subversion
11 17 (29.82%) Maven

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.02%) CMS
3 4 (7.02%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (5.26%) Lync
4 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%) SAP SRM
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.51%) Agresso
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 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Welsh Language
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Billing
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Analyst
2 22 (38.60%) Test Analyst
3 13 (22.81%) Tester
4 8 (14.04%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.51%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Development 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
7 8 (14.04%) Performance Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Migration
9 5 (8.77%) ERP
9 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (7.02%) Project Management
10 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.26%) Document Management
11 3 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) Java
2 22 (38.60%) C#
3 5 (8.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) ISEB
1 26 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 24 (42.11%) ISTQB
3 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (40.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) HP
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) SAP
2 4 (7.02%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
3 3 (5.26%) Informatica
3 3 (5.26%) JDA
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Posted: 20 days ago