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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 52 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 24 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.01% 1.66% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.35% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Average daily rate
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£288 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £270 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £362 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-52.52% -5.40%
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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
885 809 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.24% 70.84% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 385 353
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £34.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) Banking
3 12 (27.27%) Windows
4 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Automated Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Migration
6 9 (20.45%) Asset Management
7 8 (18.18%) SQL
8 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Test Management
9 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
9 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
9 6 (13.64%) HP
10 5 (11.36%) ISEB
10 5 (11.36%) Windows 2000
10 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
10 5 (11.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (11.36%) Change Control
10 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
11 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
11 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Scrum
11 4 (9.09%) Oracle
11 4 (9.09%) C#
11 4 (9.09%) C++
11 4 (9.09%) Microsoft

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) MultiFonds
1 1 (2.27%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Pentaho
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.82%) PowerDesigner
2 3 (6.82%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.55%) Grunt
3 2 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
3 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.27%) ERwin
4 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Tester
4 6 (13.64%) Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Wintel Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Payments Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Web Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) HTML5
1 2 (4.55%) D3.js
1 2 (4.55%) Sass
1 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.55%) Open Source
3 2 (4.55%) Social Media
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows 2000
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) UNIX
4 2 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 10 (22.73%) Migration
4 9 (20.45%) Asset Management
5 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Test Management
6 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (11.36%) Change Control
6 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Scrum
7 4 (9.09%) Project Management
8 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Investment Management
9 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.55%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) C#
2 4 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.36%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Sybase
3 1 (2.27%) Siebel
3 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.27%) Vermilion
3 1 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
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