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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 49 28
Rank change year-on-year +12 -21  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.73% 2.82% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 3.31% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Median daily rate £331 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +14.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £277 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £348 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 300 332 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.46% 85.13% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 240 149
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £17.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -27.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £13.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 11 (73.33%) Test Strategy
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) JBoss
4 5 (33.33%) JMeter
4 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 5 (33.33%) QA
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
5 4 (26.67%) NHS
6 3 (20.00%) RAD
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management

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 5 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JMeter
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) The Grinder
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Senior Performance Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Senior Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Manager
5 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Lead
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Test Strategy
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (20.00%) RAD
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Siebel
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