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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 61 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 10 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.24% 1.82% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.23% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 11
Median daily rate £315 £280 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £235 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £328 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £36.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.90% +21.66%

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
670 1164 1044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.23% 81.68% 80.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 599 553
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.02 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -59.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £15.25 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £73.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) Test Management
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (15.79%) Internet
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Finance
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Validation
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) UML

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 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Java Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Test Management
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
3 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) System Testing
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) HND
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Northgate
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle