Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 66 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 25 23 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.33% 2.22% 4.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 2.72% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 38
South Wales median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.54%
10th Percentile £278 £282 £271
90th Percentile £374 £457 £367
Wales median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £43.50 -
Wales median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 913 847 887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 84.93% 81.91% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 590 654
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £186 £225 £222
90th Percentile £538 £515 £475
Wales median daily rate £380 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +1.33% +5.34% -5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 47 34
South Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £19.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +35.34% -29.27%
10th Percentile £13.23 £10.10 £9.58
90th Percentile £77.50 £69.40 £33.75
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £17.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year +44.93% +21.05% -30.49%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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 +16 22 £325 -7.14% 3
Bridgend -2 2 £325 -35.00%
Newport -3 1 £338 +3.85%
Test Scripting
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (40.00%) HTML
1 10 (40.00%) CSS
1 10 (40.00%) Adobe
1 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (40.00%) HTML5
1 10 (40.00%) CSS3
1 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 9 (36.00%) RESTful
3 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Android Development
5 5 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Android
6 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Wireframes
7 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
7 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (12.00%) WebDriver

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 1 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
1 1 (4.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) GIS
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) Android Studio
4 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Angular Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Android Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
7 1 (4.00%) HTML Developer
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 10 (40.00%) CSS
1 10 (40.00%) CSS3
1 10 (40.00%) HTML
1 10 (40.00%) HTML5
2 9 (36.00%) RESTful
3 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) Qt
4 1 (4.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Handset
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Android Development
4 5 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (16.00%) Load Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Wireframes
7 2 (8.00%) Context-Driven Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) ActionScript
3 1 (4.00%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (4.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Adobe
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) SAP