The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 West 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 20 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 1.27% 3.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£480 - -
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
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
61 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 77.22% 75.86% 69.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 22
Average daily rate £425 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £720 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.90 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Wales region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the West Wales region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swansea -8 1 £480 -
Test Scripting
Wales

Test Scripting
Top 15 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle