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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 65 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.96% 1.68% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.12% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 9
Average daily rate £280 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £308 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £48.08
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.39%
Test Scripting
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
1161 1040 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.30% 79.27% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 577 437
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 (53.49%) Finance
2 17 (39.53%) Banking
3 15 (34.88%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (32.56%) ISTQB
5 12 (27.91%) ISEB
5 12 (27.91%) Test Strategy
6 9 (20.93%) Test Management
6 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Retail
7 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
8 7 (16.28%) SQL
8 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
9 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.63%) Change Management
10 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (9.30%) Information Assurance
11 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
11 4 (9.30%) Retail Banking
11 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.30%) Credit Risk
11 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
11 4 (9.30%) HP UFT
11 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
12 3 (6.98%) Defect Management

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.33%) HBase
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.30%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.98%) JIRA
3 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (53.49%) Finance
2 17 (39.53%) Banking
3 8 (18.60%) Retail
4 4 (9.30%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.30%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (76.74%) Analyst
2 31 (72.09%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Banking Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Test Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Test Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Test Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Relationships Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.33%) DHTML
2 1 (2.33%) DOM
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) LAMP
2 1 (2.33%) RESTful
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Credit Risk
3 3 (6.98%) SWIFT
4 2 (4.65%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Test Strategy
2 9 (20.93%) Test Management
2 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
5 5 (11.63%) Change Management
5 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.30%) Information Assurance
6 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
7 3 (6.98%) Defect Management
7 3 (6.98%) ETL
7 3 (6.98%) Fund Accounting
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Release Management
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) System Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) Java
2 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Ruby
3 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) ISTQB
2 12 (27.91%) ISEB
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) HDFS
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Ab Initio
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.33%) Veeam
3 1 (2.33%) VMware
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 9 days ago