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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.01% 1.54% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.16% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 13
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £307 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.06% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-54.47% -1.35%
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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
934 832 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.12% 71.36% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 399 339
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 18
Average hourly rate £13.89 £17.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.77% -26.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £4.65 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.83 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Windows
4 12 (26.09%) Software Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Banking
5 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Migration
7 8 (17.39%) SQL
8 7 (15.22%) Test Management
8 7 (15.22%) Asset Management
9 6 (13.04%) HP
10 5 (10.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
10 5 (10.87%) Windows 2000
10 5 (10.87%) HTML
10 5 (10.87%) MS Office
10 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
10 5 (10.87%) CSS
10 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
10 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
10 5 (10.87%) Open Source
10 5 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (10.87%) HTML5
10 5 (10.87%) Change Control
10 5 (10.87%) D3.js
10 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
10 5 (10.87%) Grunt
10 5 (10.87%) Karma Test Runner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Eagle STAR
2 1 (2.17%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
1 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.87%) Grunt
1 5 (10.87%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (6.52%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.17%) PowerDesigner
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Tester
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Wintel Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Payments Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) UAT Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Change Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
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%) Sass
1 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) COM
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
1 5 (10.87%) Open Source
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Credit Risk
4 2 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 2000
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Software Testing
3 10 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
4 9 (19.57%) Migration
5 7 (15.22%) Asset Management
5 7 (15.22%) Test Management
6 5 (10.87%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (10.87%) Change Control
7 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Scrum
7 4 (8.70%) Web Design
7 4 (8.70%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Time Management
9 2 (4.35%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.35%) Investment Management
9 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) C#
2 4 (8.70%) C++
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.70%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.52%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) HP
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Vermilion
3 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Sybase
4 1 (2.17%) Siebel
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