The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 48 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 30 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.33% 1.87% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 2.67% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 6
Average daily rate £288 £298 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% -2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £180.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £73.65 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+130.14% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
926 525 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.01% 70.28% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 237 406
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +154.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
Scotland

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 20 (48.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (24.39%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) Java EE
2 10 (24.39%) Banking
2 10 (24.39%) SOA
2 10 (24.39%) Java
3 9 (21.95%) JBoss
3 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 9 (21.95%) Performance Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Fund Accounting
4 8 (19.51%) Drools
4 8 (19.51%) MultiFonds
5 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Oracle
5 7 (17.07%) Agresso
5 7 (17.07%) Degree
6 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
6 6 (14.63%) Investment Management
6 6 (14.63%) SQL
6 6 (14.63%) Web Services
6 6 (14.63%) Finance
7 5 (12.20%) UNIX
7 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
8 4 (9.76%) JIRA
8 4 (9.76%) User Stories
8 4 (9.76%) HP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Project
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MultiFonds
2 7 (17.07%) Agresso
3 2 (4.88%) HiPortfolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) JIRA
2 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.44%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.44%) JMeter
General
1 10 (24.39%) Banking
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Analyst
2 24 (58.54%) Test Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Systems Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Trainer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.44%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.44%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Java EE
2 8 (19.51%) Drools
3 6 (14.63%) Web Services
4 4 (9.76%) SOAP
5 2 (4.88%) EDI
6 1 (2.44%) HTML
6 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) GIS
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (24.39%) SOA
3 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 9 (21.95%) Performance Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Fund Accounting
4 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Investment Management
6 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
7 4 (9.76%) User Stories
7 4 (9.76%) Scrum
7 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
7 4 (9.76%) ETL
7 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.32%) Project Management
8 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.32%) Kanban
8 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) JBoss
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.76%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
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