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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 32 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.89% 3.13% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.06% 4.52% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 11
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£325 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £294 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £515 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
534 354 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.95% 69.14% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 185 214
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -14 21 £325 -13.33% 2
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 50 (72.46%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (66.67%) Selenium
3 44 (63.77%) Scrum
4 30 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
5 29 (42.03%) Open Source
6 27 (39.13%) Maven
7 25 (36.23%) Automation Testing
7 25 (36.23%) WebDriver
8 24 (34.78%) Kanban
8 24 (34.78%) C#
9 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
9 22 (31.88%) Load Testing
9 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (30.43%) Waterfall
11 20 (28.99%) Jenkins
11 20 (28.99%) JIRA
12 19 (27.54%) Software Testing
12 19 (27.54%) .NET
12 19 (27.54%) HP
12 19 (27.54%) Cucumber
13 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
13 18 (26.09%) Bugzilla
13 18 (26.09%) SharePoint
13 18 (26.09%) .NET Framework
13 18 (26.09%) Test Management
13 18 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (24.64%) ISTQB
14 17 (24.64%) TDD
14 17 (24.64%) ISEB
14 17 (24.64%) BDD

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) Lync
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
1 1 (1.45%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Agresso
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) Firewall
2 3 (4.35%) HTTP
3 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) Internet
4 1 (1.45%) DVB
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
4 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 46 (66.67%) Selenium
2 27 (39.13%) Maven
3 25 (36.23%) WebDriver
4 20 (28.99%) Jenkins
4 20 (28.99%) JIRA
5 19 (27.54%) Cucumber
6 18 (26.09%) Bugzilla
6 18 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (21.74%) Subversion
7 15 (21.74%) TortoiseSVN
8 14 (20.29%) SoapUI
9 10 (14.49%) JUnit
9 10 (14.49%) TestNG
10 9 (13.04%) Ant
10 9 (13.04%) JMeter
11 1 (1.45%) Xcode
11 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Analyst
2 32 (46.38%) Test Analyst
3 19 (27.54%) Tester
4 9 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Integration Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Integration Test Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Automation Tester
6 4 (5.80%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Business Analyst Team Leader
8 2 (2.90%) Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) .NET
2 18 (26.09%) .NET Framework
3 15 (21.74%) XML
3 15 (21.74%) JSON
4 14 (20.29%) SOAP
4 14 (20.29%) REST
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
5 1 (1.45%) HTML
5 1 (1.45%) RESTful
5 1 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (42.03%) Open Source
2 15 (21.74%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.35%) AS400
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) iSeries
4 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.90%) GIS
5 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) UNIX
2 1 (1.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Android
2 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (72.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (63.77%) Scrum
3 25 (36.23%) Automation Testing
4 24 (34.78%) Kanban
5 22 (31.88%) Load Testing
5 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (30.43%) Waterfall
7 19 (27.54%) Software Testing
8 18 (26.09%) Test Management
9 17 (24.64%) TDD
9 17 (24.64%) BDD
10 14 (20.29%) Load Balancing
11 13 (18.84%) User Stories
12 12 (17.39%) Project Management
13 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
14 8 (11.59%) Service Management
14 8 (11.59%) Test Strategy
15 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
16 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) C#
2 13 (18.84%) Java
3 5 (7.25%) SQL
4 2 (2.90%) C
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 17 (24.64%) ISTQB
3 17 (24.64%) ISEB
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 30 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) HP
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.90%) IBM
3 2 (2.90%) Informatica
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
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