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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 59 64 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.93% 1.15% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.61% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £243 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.71% -21.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £209 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £347 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
1087 869 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.76% 71.64% 66.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 469 281
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £151.40 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 28 (54.90%) Finance
2 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) SQL
4 10 (19.61%) Windows
4 10 (19.61%) Banking
5 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
6 8 (15.69%) HP
6 8 (15.69%) Migration
7 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
8 6 (11.76%) MS Office
9 5 (9.80%) CSS
9 5 (9.80%) Windows 2000
9 5 (9.80%) Oracle
9 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
9 5 (9.80%) HTML
9 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
9 5 (9.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
9 5 (9.80%) JIRA
9 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
9 5 (9.80%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (9.80%) HTML5
9 5 (9.80%) Open Source
9 5 (9.80%) Change Control
9 5 (9.80%) D3.js

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (3.92%) Confluence
1 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.92%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Markit EDM
2 3 (5.88%) Eagle STAR
3 1 (1.96%) Agresso
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.96%) Siebel Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) JIRA
1 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.80%) Grunt
1 5 (9.80%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (5.88%) Selenium
2 3 (5.88%) FitNesse
3 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.92%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 28 (54.90%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Analyst
2 21 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Tester
4 5 (9.80%) Wintel Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Front-End Web Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.88%) UAT Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Web Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Test Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
8 1 (1.96%) QA Specialist
8 1 (1.96%) Manual Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) CSS
1 5 (9.80%) HTML
1 5 (9.80%) HTML5
1 5 (9.80%) D3.js
1 5 (9.80%) Sass
1 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) COM
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
1 5 (9.80%) Open Source
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Social Media
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows 2000
2 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (15.69%) Migration
4 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
4 7 (13.73%) Software Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (9.80%) Change Control
7 4 (7.84%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.84%) Time Management
7 4 (7.84%) Change Management
7 4 (7.84%) Project Management
7 4 (7.84%) Web Design
7 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 3 (5.88%) Test Management
8 3 (5.88%) Investment Management
9 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.92%) BDD
9 2 (3.92%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) Python
2 2 (3.92%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) HP
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) Vermilion
3 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.92%) Siebel
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Sun
5 1 (1.96%) Sybase
5 1 (1.96%) VMware