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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 40 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.38% 1.87% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.36% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 7
Average daily rate
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£334 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £220 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £353 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.03%
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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
1321 933 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.58% 79.34% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 512 384
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 49 (49.49%) Finance
2 48 (48.48%) Banking
3 40 (40.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (24.24%) Retail
5 20 (20.20%) SAS
6 19 (19.19%) Analytics
7 18 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (17.17%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (15.15%) SQL
9 15 (15.15%) Test Planning
10 13 (13.13%) Retail Banking
11 12 (12.12%) Software Testing
12 11 (11.11%) QA
12 11 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.10%) .NET
13 10 (10.10%) Business Analysis
14 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (9.09%) Windows
14 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
14 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.08%) Integration Testing
16 7 (7.07%) Test Management
16 7 (7.07%) HP
16 7 (7.07%) ISEB
16 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
16 7 (7.07%) Validation
16 7 (7.07%) Migration
16 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
17 6 (6.06%) VMware

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (20.20%) SAS
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Project
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
2 4 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
1 1 (1.01%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.06%) Data Mining
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.01%) MySQL
7 1 (1.01%) Big Data
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.01%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.04%) Selenium
4 3 (3.03%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.02%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.01%) Subversion
6 1 (1.01%) Maven
6 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.01%) Ant
6 1 (1.01%) JUnit
6 1 (1.01%) Gradle
General
1 49 (49.49%) Finance
2 48 (48.48%) Banking
3 24 (24.24%) Retail
4 13 (13.13%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.02%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.01%) Front Office
6 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (65.66%) Analyst
2 54 (54.55%) Test Analyst
3 16 (16.16%) Senior Analyst
3 16 (16.16%) Test Leader
4 15 (15.15%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.06%) Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Tester
8 3 (3.03%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Payments Business Analyst
9 2 (2.02%) Data Business Analyst
9 2 (2.02%) SAS Data Analyst
9 2 (2.02%) SAS Analyst
9 2 (2.02%) Coordinator
10 1 (1.01%) Junior
10 1 (1.01%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 6 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.05%) Ajax
3 5 (5.05%) jQuery
3 5 (5.05%) XML
4 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.04%) CSS
4 4 (4.04%) HTML
4 4 (4.04%) HTML5
4 4 (4.04%) CSS3
5 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.01%) J2EE
6 1 (1.01%) JAX-WS
6 1 (1.01%) RESTful
6 1 (1.01%) Servlets
6 1 (1.01%) SOAP
6 1 (1.01%) Web Services
6 1 (1.01%) XSL
6 1 (1.01%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Online Banking
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.03%) Derivative
4 2 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (5.05%) Android
2 5 (5.05%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.02%) UNIX
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.01%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (19.19%) Analytics
3 15 (15.15%) Test Planning
4 12 (12.12%) Software Testing
5 11 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (10.10%) Business Analysis
7 9 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.08%) Integration Testing
9 7 (7.07%) Test Management
9 7 (7.07%) Validation
9 7 (7.07%) Migration
9 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.06%) Test Strategy
11 5 (5.05%) Open Source
11 5 (5.05%) Data Reconciliation
11 5 (5.05%) Release Management
11 5 (5.05%) Incident Management
12 4 (4.04%) Project Planning
12 4 (4.04%) Problem Management
12 4 (4.04%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) C#
2 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.05%) XPath
3 2 (2.02%) Java
3 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.01%) VB
4 1 (1.01%) Python
4 1 (1.01%) XQuery
4 1 (1.01%) Ruby
4 1 (1.01%) Perl
4 1 (1.01%) C++
4 1 (1.01%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) ISEB
2 4 (4.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.01%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.01%) GxP
3 1 (1.01%) DICOM
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (17.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.07%) HP
3 6 (6.06%) VMware
4 5 (5.05%) Veeam
5 4 (4.04%) Telerik
6 2 (2.02%) Teradata
6 2 (2.02%) Informatica
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle
6 2 (2.02%) Sybase
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