Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 16 January 2018 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 74 97
Rank change year-on-year +23 +23 -51
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 30 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.87% 1.28% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 1.52% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 11
South Wales median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £298 £330 £275
90th Percentile £416 £436 £400
Wales median daily rate £331 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -11.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 873 923 1,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.54% 84.60% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 669 785
South Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £189 £188 £225
90th Percentile £518 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 39
South Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.75 £10.10
90th Percentile £77.50 £61.25 £49.81
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +94.44% +15.20% -

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in South Wales

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in South Wales

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in South Wales over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in South Wales

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in South Wales

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 15 £323 -12.54% 1
Newport - 7 £368 -
Test Scripting
Wales

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 15 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 14 (46.67%) Test Management
3 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 13 (43.33%) VLAN
4 13 (43.33%) Configuration Management
4 13 (43.33%) HP
4 13 (43.33%) SQL
4 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (43.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (36.67%) Oracle
5 11 (36.67%) PRINCE2
5 11 (36.67%) RUP
5 11 (36.67%) ISEB
5 11 (36.67%) Project Management
5 11 (36.67%) Unified Process
6 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Romanian Language
9 6 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
9 6 (20.00%) Migration
9 6 (20.00%) BMC
9 6 (20.00%) C
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.67%) IIS
10 5 (16.67%) SharePoint

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 5 (16.67%) IIS
1 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) VLAN
2 5 (16.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) JMeter
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
1 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (23.33%) Romanian Language
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Test Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Test Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Angular Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Information Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.33%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
1 3 (10.00%) CSS3
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) HTML5
1 3 (10.00%) RESTful
2 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 15 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 14 (46.67%) Test Management
4 13 (43.33%) Configuration Management
4 13 (43.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (36.67%) PRINCE2
5 11 (36.67%) Project Management
5 11 (36.67%) RUP
5 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (36.67%) Unified Process
6 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Migration
8 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Scrum
8 5 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 4 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (13.33%) Network Management
9 4 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) C
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ISEB
2 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
1 5 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (16.67%) SCCM
3 5 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) HP
3 11 (36.67%) Oracle
4 6 (20.00%) BMC
5 5 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) Adobe
7 2 (6.67%) Informatica
7 2 (6.67%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (6.67%) Teradata
8 1 (3.33%) SAP