Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 40 71
Rank change year-on-year -7 +31 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.45% 3.41% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 4.09% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 10
Cardiff median daily rate £338 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +13.46% -7.14%
10th Percentile £280 £283 £286
90th Percentile £388 £429 £411
South Wales median daily rate £325 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -13.33% +17.19% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 530 465 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 86.46% 83.33% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 376 589
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £175 £188 £224
90th Percentile £500 £525 £463
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 14
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +2.52% +21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £35.45 £36.55 £21.05
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.38 £15.88
% change year-on-year +3.40% +15.75% +9.48%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 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 22 November 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 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) User Stories
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (20.00%) HTML5
4 3 (20.00%) CSS3
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) Adobe
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (20.00%) RESTful
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) V-Model
5 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
5 2 (13.33%) JIRA

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 2 (13.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) JMeter
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Angular Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Android Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) CSS3
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) HTML5
1 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) User Stories
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) V-Model
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Adobe
2 2 (13.33%) Informatica
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Teradata
3 1 (6.67%) SAP