Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 18 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 84 92
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8 -48
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 29 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.43% 1.41% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 1.69% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 18
Wales median daily rate £338 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.19% -1.54%
10th Percentile £301 £290 £284
90th Percentile £379 £435 £438
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +22.81%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 995 1184 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.33% 83.73% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 835 963
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +11.27% -1.51%
10th Percentile £176 £213 £235
90th Percentile £555 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 52
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.79 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Wales

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Wales

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Wales

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
South Wales +18 27 £325 -13.33% 1
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (51.72%) Defect Management
4 14 (48.28%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (48.28%) Test Management
4 14 (48.28%) HP
4 14 (48.28%) Configuration Management
4 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (48.28%) VLAN
5 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
6 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
6 12 (41.38%) Unified Process
6 12 (41.38%) PRINCE2
6 12 (41.38%) RUP
6 12 (41.38%) SQL
6 12 (41.38%) Project Management
7 11 (37.93%) ISEB
8 10 (34.48%) Oracle
9 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
9 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
9 8 (27.59%) Romanian Language
10 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (24.14%) SCCM
10 7 (24.14%) SCOM
10 7 (24.14%) vSphere
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
10 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (24.14%) SQL Server

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (24.14%) IIS
1 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
1 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) VLAN
2 7 (24.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) JMeter
2 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
2 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (27.59%) Romanian Language
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Test Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Systems Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Angular Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Information Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.45%) QC Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
1 3 (10.34%) CSS
1 3 (10.34%) CSS3
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
1 3 (10.34%) HTML5
1 3 (10.34%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
1 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
1 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Test Automation
2 15 (51.72%) Defect Management
3 14 (48.28%) Configuration Management
3 14 (48.28%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (48.28%) Test Management
4 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
5 12 (41.38%) PRINCE2
5 12 (41.38%) Project Management
5 12 (41.38%) RUP
5 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
5 12 (41.38%) Unified Process
6 7 (24.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (20.69%) Scrum
8 5 (17.24%) Migration
8 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (13.79%) User Stories
10 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (24.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 7 (24.14%) SCOM
3 5 (17.24%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) HP
3 10 (34.48%) Oracle
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
5 5 (17.24%) BMC
6 3 (10.34%) Adobe
7 2 (6.90%) Informatica
7 2 (6.90%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (6.90%) Teradata
8 1 (3.45%) SAP