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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 25 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 7.34% 2.08% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.51% 2.44% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£354 £460 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.03% +13.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +4.16%
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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
94 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 86.24% 85.42% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 23
Average daily rate £359 £355 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.99% -12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015, 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 (90.91%) Software Testing
1 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (72.73%) WinRunner
3 8 (72.73%) TestDirector
3 8 (72.73%) Veritas
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (72.73%) Netcool
3 8 (72.73%) Change Management
3 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 8 (72.73%) Citrix
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
3 8 (72.73%) PDA
3 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (63.64%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (63.64%) MCTS
4 7 (63.64%) MCITP
4 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
4 7 (63.64%) Clustering
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) AIX
4 7 (63.64%) MCSE

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (72.73%) WinRunner
2 8 (72.73%) TestDirector
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
1 1 (9.09%) XSL
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) PDA
2 7 (63.64%) Clustering
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Change Management
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) XPath
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
3 7 (63.64%) MCTS
3 7 (63.64%) MCITP
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (63.64%) MCSE
3 7 (63.64%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
1 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Netcool
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (63.64%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (9.09%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Veritas
1 8 (72.73%) Citrix
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) HP
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago