The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 30 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 8.19% 13.82% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.15% 15.44% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 5
Median daily rate £272 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.65% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £296 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £340 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.69% +30.70%
Test Scripting
Renfrewshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
153 136 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 89.47% 89.47% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 106 103
Median daily rate £340 £380 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Erskine region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Erskine region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Erskine region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (46.88%) ITIL
4 15 (46.88%) Citrix
4 15 (46.88%) Windows XP
4 15 (46.88%) Release Management
4 15 (46.88%) ISTQB
4 15 (46.88%) Windows 7
5 14 (43.75%) ITIL V3
5 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (43.75%) Relational Database
5 14 (43.75%) Smoke Testing
5 14 (43.75%) jQuery
5 14 (43.75%) VB6
5 14 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 14 (43.75%) Configuration Management
5 14 (43.75%) Change Management
5 14 (43.75%) ILOG
5 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 14 (43.75%) VB
5 14 (43.75%) VB.NET
5 14 (43.75%) VBA
5 14 (43.75%) .NET
5 14 (43.75%) C#
5 14 (43.75%) C++

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DHCP
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) StarTeam
2 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
1 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Applications Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Applications Support
3 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Applications Support Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Web Applications Support
5 4 (12.50%) Web Applications Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Web Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Web Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) .NET
1 14 (43.75%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Clustering
2 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.38%) PDA
5 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.13%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
1 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (46.88%) Windows 7
2 15 (46.88%) Windows XP
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (40.63%) AIX
5 11 (34.38%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) ITIL
1 15 (46.88%) Release Management
2 14 (43.75%) Change Management
2 14 (43.75%) Configuration Management
2 14 (43.75%) ITIL V3
2 14 (43.75%) Smoke Testing
2 14 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 11 (34.38%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (3.13%) Coaching
5 1 (3.13%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 14 (43.75%) C#
2 14 (43.75%) C++
2 14 (43.75%) Java
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 14 (43.75%) VB
2 14 (43.75%) VB.NET
2 14 (43.75%) VB6
2 14 (43.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (46.88%) ISTQB
3 13 (40.63%) MCITP
3 13 (40.63%) MCSA
3 13 (40.63%) MCSE
3 13 (40.63%) MCTS
3 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
4 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) McAfee ePO
1 13 (40.63%) Netcool
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Citrix
2 14 (43.75%) ILOG
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) Intel Security
3 13 (40.63%) Veritas
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) IronPort
6 1 (3.13%) ThinPrint
6 1 (3.13%) Xerox