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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 52 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 -25  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 13 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.44% 2.40% 7.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.90% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 29
Median daily rate £331 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.62% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £470 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £42.27 £41.00
% change year-on-year -23.11% +3.09%  

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 461 448 407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 82.76% 82.81% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 308 292
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +85.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +24 6 £331 -17.18%
Bridgend -3 1 £325 -35.00%
Newport -8 1 £338 +3.84%
Test Scripting
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) NHS
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) GIS
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) NHS Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Lead
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP