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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 32 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 55 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.72% 2.27% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.88% 3.13% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £207 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £478 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.29 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.94% +20.29%
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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
1127 926 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.30% 72.57% 70.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 253
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 36 (46.15%) Finance
2 29 (37.18%) Banking
3 26 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.54%) SQL
7 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.26%) Retail
8 7 (8.97%) Retail Banking
8 7 (8.97%) HP
8 7 (8.97%) ISEB
8 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
8 7 (8.97%) Analytics
9 6 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
9 6 (7.69%) Migration
9 6 (7.69%) Change Management
10 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.41%) Validation
10 5 (6.41%) .NET
10 5 (6.41%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Test Management
11 4 (5.13%) Manual Testing
11 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
11 4 (5.13%) Test Planning
11 4 (5.13%) Windows
11 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.13%) Automated Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (3.85%) ArcSDE
1 3 (3.85%) ArcGIS
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) JBoss
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.28%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (1.28%) Agresso
2 1 (1.28%) Eagle STAR
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) Internet
1 1 (1.28%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) WebLOAD
1 3 (3.85%) FitNesse
1 3 (3.85%) NUnit
1 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
1 3 (3.85%) JUnit
1 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.56%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.56%) Selenium
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.28%) JMeter
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (46.15%) Finance
2 29 (37.18%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Retail
4 7 (8.97%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Back Office
5 2 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 56 (71.79%) Analyst
2 48 (61.54%) Test Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) Test Manager
6 8 (10.26%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.85%) Financial Business Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) UAT Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Payments Business Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Business Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) Banking Business Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) UAT Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) Junior Test Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) Functional Test Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) Manual Test Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) Junior Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 1 (1.28%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.28%) Ajax
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.28%) jQuery
4 1 (1.28%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) COM
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.28%) HTML5
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) Online Banking
1 3 (3.85%) GIS
1 3 (3.85%) Reference Data
1 3 (3.85%) Open Source
2 2 (2.56%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Windows
2 3 (3.85%) Android
2 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (8.97%) Analytics
5 6 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 6 (7.69%) Migration
5 6 (7.69%) Change Management
6 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.41%) Validation
6 5 (6.41%) Integration Testing
6 5 (6.41%) Test Management
7 4 (5.13%) Manual Testing
7 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
7 4 (5.13%) Test Planning
7 4 (5.13%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.13%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.85%) Performance Testing
8 3 (3.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) Ruby
4 1 (1.28%) XPath
4 1 (1.28%) Python
4 1 (1.28%) Perl
4 1 (1.28%) VB
4 1 (1.28%) C
4 1 (1.28%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) ISEB
2 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) DICOM
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) HP
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) VMware
3 3 (3.85%) ESRI
3 3 (3.85%) Veeam
4 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) Telerik
5 1 (1.28%) Teradata
5 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.28%) Sun
5 1 (1.28%) Informatica
5 1 (1.28%) Siebel
5 1 (1.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle
5 1 (1.28%) Vermilion