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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 74 37
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -37
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 9 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.43% 1.04% 5.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.28% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 24
Median daily rate £334 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £302 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
518 703 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 82.22% 81.46% 80.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 515 419
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -26.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.50 £40.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +23 9 £334 +2.69% 2
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (75.00%) Finance
3 12 (75.00%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) ISEB
5 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
5 10 (62.50%) SDLC
5 10 (62.50%) Test Strategy
6 9 (56.25%) JMeter
7 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (43.75%) Java
9 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
10 4 (25.00%) QA
11 3 (18.75%) JSON
11 3 (18.75%) JIRA
11 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
11 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
11 3 (18.75%) Confluence
11 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
11 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
11 3 (18.75%) HP
11 3 (18.75%) JUnit
11 3 (18.75%) Scrum
12 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (12.50%) TDD
12 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
12 2 (12.50%) Oracle
12 2 (12.50%) HTTP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) JMeter
3 5 (31.25%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 3 (18.75%) JUnit
5 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (6.25%) Maven
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 12 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) SDLC
2 10 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) ISEB
2 10 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft