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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 64 60 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.70% 1.39% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.92% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £268 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.10% -14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £185 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £460 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.28% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -38.14%
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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
1037 834 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.59% 72.46% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 444 227
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £14.02 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+238.80% -19.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015, 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 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (21.74%) SQL
5 6 (13.04%) HP
5 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
5 6 (13.04%) Migration
6 5 (10.87%) Change Management
6 5 (10.87%) HTML
6 5 (10.87%) CSS
6 5 (10.87%) Windows
6 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
6 5 (10.87%) Open Source
6 5 (10.87%) HTML5
6 5 (10.87%) D3.js
6 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
6 5 (10.87%) Sass
6 5 (10.87%) Grunt
6 5 (10.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (8.70%) Vermilion
7 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
7 4 (8.70%) MS Office
7 4 (8.70%) ISEB
7 4 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (8.70%) Web Design
7 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.52%) Software Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 2 (4.35%) Confluence
1 2 (4.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Eagle STAR
1 3 (6.52%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.17%) Agresso
2 1 (2.17%) Siebel Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.87%) Grunt
1 5 (10.87%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (6.52%) FitNesse
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 21 (45.65%) Test Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Tester
3 5 (10.87%) Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Front-End Web Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Web Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Change Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.52%) UAT Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Web Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) HTML
1 5 (10.87%) CSS
1 5 (10.87%) HTML5
1 5 (10.87%) D3.js
1 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
1 5 (10.87%) Sass
2 2 (4.35%) COM
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Open Source
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Social Media
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 2000
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Migration
4 5 (10.87%) Change Management
4 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Web Design
5 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.52%) Time Management
6 3 (6.52%) Change Control
6 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.35%) Functional Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.35%) Analytics
7 2 (4.35%) Project Management
7 2 (4.35%) Workflow
7 2 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) HP
2 4 (8.70%) Vermilion
2 4 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Sun
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Siebel