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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 28 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 4.14% 28.57% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 36.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£377 £353 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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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 Erskine region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
111 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 76.55% 78.57% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 19 10
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £325 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 10 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (70.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (60.00%) QA
4 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (40.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) MCTS
5 4 (40.00%) MCITP
5 4 (40.00%) PDA
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (40.00%) Clustering
5 4 (40.00%) Change Management
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (40.00%) Veritas
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) Netcool
5 4 (40.00%) McAfee

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (40.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (40.00%) WinRunner
2 4 (40.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) PDA
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
1 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (40.00%) MCTS
3 4 (40.00%) MCITP
3 4 (40.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCSA
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (40.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
1 4 (40.00%) Veritas
1 4 (40.00%) McAfee
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) HP