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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Renfrewshire / Erskine
Rank 18 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 6.25% 13.74% 9.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.50% 14.52% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 9
Median daily rate £275 £320 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £301 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £342 £343
% change year-on-year
-4.97% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +27.40%

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
40 124 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 83.33% 94.66% 88.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 90 60
Median daily rate £343 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £305 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £439 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
2 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Windows XP
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) Citrix
3 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 11 (57.89%) Change Management
3 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (57.89%) Smoke Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Office 365
4 10 (52.63%) MCTS
4 10 (52.63%) MCITP
4 10 (52.63%) StarTeam
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) Clustering
4 10 (52.63%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (52.63%) Veritas
4 10 (52.63%) Netcool
4 10 (52.63%) Intel Security
4 10 (52.63%) AIX
4 10 (52.63%) MCSE
4 10 (52.63%) MCSA
4 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
5 9 (47.37%) MS Office

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 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) StarTeam
2 2 (10.53%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Applications Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Hardware Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
1 5 (26.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.53%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
2 12 (63.16%) Windows XP
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (52.63%) AIX
5 9 (47.37%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Change Management
1 11 (57.89%) Smoke Testing
1 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Server Virtualisation
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) Release Management
4 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 5 (26.32%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) C++
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) VB
2 5 (26.32%) VB.NET
2 5 (26.32%) VB6
2 5 (26.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) ISTQB
2 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) MCITP
3 10 (52.63%) MCSA
3 10 (52.63%) MCSE
3 10 (52.63%) MCTS
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (52.63%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Citrix
2 10 (52.63%) Intel Security
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Veritas
3 5 (26.32%) ILOG
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) VMware