The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 32 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.74% 2.41% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 3.11% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
Median daily rate £315 £349 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £308 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £390 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £345 £338
% change year-on-year -1.44% +2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 285 225 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 88.79% 77.59% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 169 217
Median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 11
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.04% +26.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £35.00 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Cardiff over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Cardiff

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (38.89%) Adobe
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
1 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (38.89%) HTML5
1 7 (38.89%) CSS3
1 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
2 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) RESTful
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
4 4 (22.22%) NHS
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (16.67%) Android
5 3 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Android Development
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) GIS
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Angular Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Android Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) AngularJS
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
1 7 (38.89%) CSS3
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
1 7 (38.89%) HTML5
2 6 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) Qt
4 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.56%) Handset
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Android Development
5 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) ActionScript
3 1 (5.56%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (5.56%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Adobe
2 2 (11.11%) HP