The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 69 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.53% 2.40% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.95% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 9
Median daily rate £290 £334 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% +21.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +8.92%
Test Scripting
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
968 1354 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.45% 81.22% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 725 521
Median daily rate £375 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £15.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.84% -0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 19 (41.30%) Banking
2 18 (39.13%) Finance
3 14 (30.43%) SQL
3 14 (30.43%) Retail
4 13 (28.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (26.09%) Test Planning
6 10 (21.74%) Business Analysis
6 10 (21.74%) Migration
7 9 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Retail Banking
9 7 (15.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Defect Management
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (13.04%) ISEB
11 5 (10.87%) HP
11 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (10.87%) ETL
11 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
12 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
12 4 (8.70%) Equities
12 4 (8.70%) Credit Risk
12 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Security Testing
12 4 (8.70%) System Testing
12 4 (8.70%) SWIFT

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (4.35%) JBoss
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) SAS
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.17%) MS Access
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.35%) JMeter
3 2 (4.35%) StarTeam
General
1 19 (41.30%) Banking
2 18 (39.13%) Finance
3 14 (30.43%) Retail
4 7 (15.22%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Law
6 1 (2.17%) Electronics
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Analyst
2 22 (47.83%) Test Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) Business Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.87%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Credit Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) ETL Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.52%) Business Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Build Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.17%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Credit Risk
2 4 (8.70%) Equities
2 4 (8.70%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) AIX
2 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (26.09%) Test Planning
3 10 (21.74%) Business Analysis
3 10 (21.74%) Migration
4 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 7 (15.22%) Defect Management
5 7 (15.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) ETL
7 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Security Testing
8 4 (8.70%) System Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.52%) Test Management
10 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) C
3 2 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISEB
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) MCITP
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
3 2 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) MCTS
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) HND
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) HP
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Ab Initio
3 2 (4.35%) Citrix
3 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) TSYS
3 2 (4.35%) Veritas
4 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter