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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 31 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 61 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.27% 1.84% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 2.51% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £236 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.71% -25.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £475 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
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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
1110 876 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.68% 73.12% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 534 266
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 39 (42.86%) Finance
2 37 (40.66%) Banking
3 33 (36.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (18.68%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (18.68%) Retail
5 16 (17.58%) Analytics
6 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 12 (13.19%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (13.19%) Test Planning
8 11 (12.09%) SAS
8 11 (12.09%) Retail Banking
8 11 (12.09%) QA
9 10 (10.99%) SQL
10 9 (9.89%) .NET
10 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (8.79%) Migration
11 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
11 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (7.69%) Windows
13 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
13 6 (6.59%) ISEB
13 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (6.59%) Integration Testing
13 6 (6.59%) Test Management
13 6 (6.59%) Test Strategy
13 6 (6.59%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (5.49%) ISTQB
14 5 (5.49%) XPath
14 5 (5.49%) Validation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 11 (12.09%) SAS
2 3 (3.30%) ArcSDE
2 3 (3.30%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) Confluence
4 1 (1.10%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) Internet
1 1 (1.10%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.10%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.30%) WebLOAD
1 3 (3.30%) NUnit
1 3 (3.30%) LoadRunner
1 3 (3.30%) JUnit
1 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.20%) Selenium
3 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) JMeter
General
1 39 (42.86%) Finance
2 37 (40.66%) Banking
3 17 (18.68%) Retail
4 11 (12.09%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Legal
6 1 (1.10%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.10%) Front Office
6 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (64.84%) Analyst
2 51 (56.04%) Test Analyst
3 16 (17.58%) Senior Analyst
4 15 (16.48%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (12.09%) Test Leader
6 9 (9.89%) Test Manager
7 8 (8.79%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Payments Business Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Tester
11 2 (2.20%) Coordinator
11 2 (2.20%) Financial Business Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) UAT Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) UAT Test Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) UAT Manager
11 2 (2.20%) Automation Tester
12 1 (1.10%) AWS Developer
12 1 (1.10%) Senior Automation Tester
12 1 (1.10%) Test Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) .NET
2 5 (5.49%) XML
3 4 (4.40%) HTML
3 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.40%) CSS
3 4 (4.40%) Ajax
3 4 (4.40%) jQuery
3 4 (4.40%) HTML5
3 4 (4.40%) CSS3
4 3 (3.30%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.10%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.10%) XSL
5 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.30%) Online Banking
1 3 (3.30%) GIS
1 3 (3.30%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.20%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.20%) Reference Data
2 2 (2.20%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.30%) Android
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (17.58%) Analytics
3 14 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 12 (13.19%) Test Planning
5 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.79%) Migration
6 8 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.59%) Integration Testing
7 6 (6.59%) Test Management
7 6 (6.59%) Test Strategy
7 6 (6.59%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (5.49%) Validation
8 5 (5.49%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.40%) Change Management
9 4 (4.40%) MVC
9 4 (4.40%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.40%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.40%) Project Planning
10 3 (3.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.99%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) XPath
2 5 (5.49%) C#
3 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.20%) Java
5 1 (1.10%) Ruby
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) XQuery
5 1 (1.10%) C++
5 1 (1.10%) VB
5 1 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) ISEB
2 5 (5.49%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.20%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (18.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.49%) HP
3 4 (4.40%) Telerik
3 4 (4.40%) VMware
4 3 (3.30%) Veeam
4 3 (3.30%) ESRI
5 1 (1.10%) Teradata
5 1 (1.10%) Informatica
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle
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