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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.10% 1.32% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.61% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 18
Median daily rate £325 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £253 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £328 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
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
732 1246 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.62% 82.46% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 618 616
Median daily rate £405 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.07% -15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) JIRA
3 6 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
4 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
4 5 (18.52%) Banking
4 5 (18.52%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) ISEB
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
5 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (14.81%) Internet
5 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Finance
5 4 (14.81%) Windows
5 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (14.81%) BDD
6 3 (11.11%) System Testing
6 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) MS Office
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 3 (11.11%) Validation

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 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) MS Access
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.41%) StarTeam
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Credit Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.70%) ActiveX
1 1 (3.70%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) AIX
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Test Management
3 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
3 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) BDD
4 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) System Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
1 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) MCITP
4 2 (7.41%) MCSA
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (7.41%) MCTS
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.70%) HND
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (7.41%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) HP
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
2 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Veritas
3 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.70%) TSYS