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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 45 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 5.07% 4.94% 11.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 6.06% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 8
Average daily rate £267 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.85% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £330 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £370 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +15.71%
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
324 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 91.27% 81.48% 89.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 45 53
Average daily rate £325 £343 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 3 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016, 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (97.30%) VMware
3 35 (94.59%) Change Management
3 35 (94.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (83.78%) Active Directory
5 30 (81.08%) Citrix
5 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
5 30 (81.08%) TestDirector
5 30 (81.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (81.08%) Hyper-V
6 29 (78.38%) Test Automation
6 29 (78.38%) Windows 7
6 29 (78.38%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (78.38%) McAfee ePO
6 29 (78.38%) Software Testing
6 29 (78.38%) MCTS
6 29 (78.38%) MCITP
6 29 (78.38%) HP UFT
6 29 (78.38%) Veritas
6 29 (78.38%) Netcool
6 29 (78.38%) Intel Security
6 29 (78.38%) VMware ESX
6 29 (78.38%) Clustering
6 29 (78.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (78.38%) WinRunner
6 29 (78.38%) AIX
6 29 (78.38%) Windows XP
6 29 (78.38%) MCSE
6 29 (78.38%) MCSA
6 29 (78.38%) SQL

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) RDBMS
1 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (81.08%) TestDirector
2 29 (78.38%) HP UFT
2 29 (78.38%) WinRunner
3 6 (16.22%) Eclipse
3 6 (16.22%) MSI
3 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Analyst
1 19 (51.35%) Test Analyst
2 16 (43.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 16 (43.24%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Tester
5 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Development Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Tools Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Lync Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) .NET
1 6 (16.22%) WinForms
1 6 (16.22%) WPF
1 6 (16.22%) XML
1 6 (16.22%) XSD
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (78.38%) Clustering
2 28 (75.68%) PDA
3 14 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (94.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (81.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (78.38%) AIX
4 29 (78.38%) Windows 7
4 29 (78.38%) Windows XP
5 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) Change Management
2 29 (78.38%) Software Testing
2 29 (78.38%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (16.22%) OO
3 6 (16.22%) Performance Management
3 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Project Management
3 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Web Development
4 2 (5.41%) Records Management
5 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.70%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.70%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (78.38%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
3 6 (16.22%) C
3 6 (16.22%) C#
3 6 (16.22%) C++
3 6 (16.22%) COBOL
3 6 (16.22%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) PL/1
3 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
3 6 (16.22%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (78.38%) MCITP
1 29 (78.38%) MCSA
1 29 (78.38%) MCSE
1 29 (78.38%) MCTS
1 29 (78.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (72.97%) ISTQB
3 25 (67.57%) Security Cleared
4 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
5 7 (18.92%) Degree
System Software
1 31 (83.78%) Active Directory
2 30 (81.08%) Hyper-V
3 29 (78.38%) VMware ESX
4 19 (51.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (78.38%) HP Quality Center
1 29 (78.38%) McAfee ePO
1 29 (78.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) VMware
2 30 (81.08%) Citrix
2 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
3 29 (78.38%) Intel Security
3 29 (78.38%) Veritas
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle