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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 56 37
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.57% 3.49% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 4.12% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 17
Median daily rate £413 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.92% -2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £394 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 574 583 559
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 81.88% 84.86% 76.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 399 312
Median daily rate £396 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Wales over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Wales

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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
West Wales -4 10 £450 +63.63%
South Wales +6 8 £331 +4.33% 1
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 16 (59.26%) ISTQB
2 14 (51.85%) ISEB
3 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
4 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) MS Office
4 8 (29.63%) SAP
5 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) HP
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) Selenium
6 6 (22.22%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 5 (18.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (18.52%) QA
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
7 5 (18.52%) Load Testing
7 5 (18.52%) JMeter
7 5 (18.52%) Java
7 5 (18.52%) Linux
7 5 (18.52%) JBoss
8 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
8 4 (14.81%) NHS
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester

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 5 (18.52%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) JMeter
3 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
4 3 (11.11%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.70%) The Grinder
6 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) UAT Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Performance Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner Tester
6 1 (3.70%) NHS Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.70%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
1 2 (7.41%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.70%) Handset
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
1 13 (48.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 5 (18.52%) Load Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) RAD
6 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Management
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Groovy
3 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) ISTQB
2 14 (51.85%) ISEB
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) SAP
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) HP
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Siebel