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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 49 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 7 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.25% 1.26% 4.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.61% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 32
Median daily rate £315 £349 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +7.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £308 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £390 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 533 434 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.69% 77.92% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 305 479
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 21 27
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
South Wales +4 14 £315 -9.67% 1
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (51.61%) ISTQB
2 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (35.48%) ISEB
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (25.81%) SAP
5 7 (22.58%) HTML5
5 7 (22.58%) CSS3
5 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
5 7 (22.58%) AngularJS
5 7 (22.58%) CSS
5 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 7 (22.58%) Adobe
5 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (22.58%) HTML
5 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
6 6 (19.35%) RESTful
6 6 (19.35%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 5 (16.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (16.13%) Software Architecture
7 5 (16.13%) Android Development
7 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 5 (16.13%) Android
7 5 (16.13%) Finance
8 4 (12.90%) NHS
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
8 4 (12.90%) Load Testing

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 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) Android Studio
3 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) UAT Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Angular Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Android Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (3.23%) Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
8 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) Test Coordinator
8 1 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Tester
8 1 (3.23%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) AngularJS
1 7 (22.58%) CSS
1 7 (22.58%) CSS3
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
1 7 (22.58%) HTML5
2 6 (19.35%) RESTful
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.23%) Qt
4 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) NHS
2 3 (9.68%) Handset
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
2 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
3 6 (19.35%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 5 (16.13%) Android Development
4 5 (16.13%) Software Architecture
4 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.90%) Load Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.90%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) ActionScript
4 1 (3.23%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (3.23%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) ISTQB
2 11 (35.48%) ISEB
3 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) SAP
2 7 (22.58%) Adobe
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) HP