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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Renfrewshire / Erskine
Rank 11 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 11.54% 13.97% 7.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.04% 15.32% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 8
Median daily rate £275 £320 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £298 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £371 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%

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
23 124 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 88.46% 91.18% 88.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 104 66
Median daily rate £320 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £435 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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 (59.09%) Windows
1 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 12 (54.55%) ISTQB
2 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (54.55%) Windows XP
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 11 (50.00%) Citrix
3 11 (50.00%) Change Management
3 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Office 365
4 10 (45.45%) MCTS
4 10 (45.45%) MCITP
4 10 (45.45%) Clustering
4 10 (45.45%) StarTeam
4 10 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 10 (45.45%) Veritas
4 10 (45.45%) Netcool
4 10 (45.45%) Intel Security
4 10 (45.45%) AIX
4 10 (45.45%) MCSE
4 10 (45.45%) MCSA
5 9 (40.91%) SQL Server

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 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) StarTeam
2 2 (9.09%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Applications Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.64%) Web Applications Support
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Web Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Web Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Hardware Tester
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
1 8 (36.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Clustering
2 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
1 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 12 (54.55%) Windows XP
3 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (45.45%) AIX
5 9 (40.91%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Change Management
1 11 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Release Management
2 9 (40.91%) Server Virtualisation
3 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.55%) Coaching
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) C++
2 8 (36.36%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) VB
2 8 (36.36%) VB.NET
2 8 (36.36%) VB6
2 8 (36.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) ISTQB
1 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) MCITP
2 10 (45.45%) MCSA
2 10 (45.45%) MCSE
2 10 (45.45%) MCTS
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (45.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Citrix
2 10 (45.45%) Intel Security
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Veritas
3 8 (36.36%) ILOG
4 1 (4.55%) Symantec
4 1 (4.55%) VMware