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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 66 30 54
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 62 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.87% 4.20% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 5.25% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 18
Median daily rate £310 £325 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +31.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £353 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+5.31% +20.30%
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
1226 1182 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 80.14% 75.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 672 547
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £13.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 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 6 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 33 (61.11%) Finance
2 24 (44.44%) Banking
3 18 (33.33%) Retail
4 15 (27.78%) SQL
4 15 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (22.22%) ISEB
7 11 (20.37%) ISTQB
7 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
8 10 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (16.67%) Retail Banking
9 9 (16.67%) Test Planning
10 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (14.81%) Credit Risk
10 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
10 8 (14.81%) ETL
11 7 (12.96%) Migration
12 6 (11.11%) Ab Initio
12 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (11.11%) Defect Management
12 6 (11.11%) SWIFT
13 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
13 5 (9.26%) Security Testing
13 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
14 4 (7.41%) Change Management
14 4 (7.41%) HP UFT
14 4 (7.41%) Spreadsheet

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 (1.85%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.85%) HBase
4 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.41%) HP UFT
3 3 (5.56%) JIRA
3 3 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (61.11%) Finance
2 24 (44.44%) Banking
3 18 (33.33%) Retail
4 9 (16.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Law
6 1 (1.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (83.33%) Analyst
2 40 (74.07%) Test Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Banking Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) ETL Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Risk Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Business Test Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Credit Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Test Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Test Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) DHTML
1 2 (3.70%) DOM
1 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.85%) JSON
2 1 (1.85%) LAMP
2 1 (1.85%) RESTful
2 1 (1.85%) SOAP
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (14.81%) Credit Risk
2 6 (11.11%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.70%) Equities
3 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
1 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
3 9 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 8 (14.81%) ETL
4 8 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 7 (12.96%) Migration
6 6 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.26%) Security Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.41%) Change Management
8 4 (7.41%) Information Assurance
8 4 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.56%) Functional Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (5.56%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Scrum
9 3 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.70%) VBScript
3 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.85%) Perl
3 1 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) Ruby
3 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) ISEB
2 11 (20.37%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Ab Initio
2 2 (3.70%) IBM
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.85%) Twitter