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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 31 58
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +27
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 61 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.96% 4.22% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 5.18% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 18
Median daily rate £310 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +36.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +17.07%
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
1174 1177 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.33% 81.34% 75.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 652 570
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 19
Median hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 (52.83%) Finance
2 24 (45.28%) Banking
3 18 (33.96%) Retail
4 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (26.42%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 12 (22.64%) ISEB
7 11 (20.75%) Test Strategy
7 11 (20.75%) Test Planning
8 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
9 9 (16.98%) Migration
10 8 (15.09%) Credit Risk
11 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (13.21%) Retail Banking
11 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
11 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (11.32%) ETL
12 6 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (11.32%) Defect Management
12 6 (11.32%) SWIFT
13 5 (9.43%) Security Testing
14 4 (7.55%) Equities
14 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (7.55%) Ab Initio
14 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
14 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
14 4 (7.55%) Issue Tracking
14 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (7.55%) Non-Functional Testing

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 1 (1.89%) JBoss
1 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
1 3 (5.66%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) IntelliMatch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
1 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.66%) HP UFT
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) Selenium
4 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.89%) JMeter
4 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (52.83%) Finance
2 24 (45.28%) Banking
3 18 (33.96%) Retail
4 7 (13.21%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Law
6 1 (1.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (83.02%) Analyst
2 36 (67.92%) Test Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Business Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) ETL Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Risk Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Business Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Credit Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Migration Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Performance Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Performance Test Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Test Data Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) DHTML
1 1 (1.89%) DOM
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Credit Risk
2 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (11.32%) SWIFT
4 4 (7.55%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (20.75%) Test Planning
2 11 (20.75%) Test Strategy
3 9 (16.98%) Migration
4 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
4 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
5 6 (11.32%) Defect Management
5 6 (11.32%) ETL
6 5 (9.43%) Security Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Information Assurance
7 4 (7.55%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (7.55%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.66%) Change Management
8 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.66%) Functional Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.66%) Test Management
9 2 (3.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.89%) C
3 1 (1.89%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) ISEB
2 10 (18.87%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Ab Initio
2 1 (1.89%) HP
2 1 (1.89%) IBM
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) Twitter
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