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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 3.11% 2.50% 8.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.41% 3.13% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
Median daily rate £265 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.35% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £355 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £355 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +33.33%
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
381 64 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 91.15% 80.00% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 44 64
Median daily rate £320 £343 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £451 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 2016, 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (96.88%) VMware
3 30 (93.75%) Change Management
3 30 (93.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
5 26 (81.25%) Citrix
5 26 (81.25%) Microsoft
5 26 (81.25%) TestDirector
5 26 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (81.25%) Hyper-V
6 25 (78.13%) Test Automation
6 25 (78.13%) Windows 7
6 25 (78.13%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (78.13%) McAfee ePO
6 25 (78.13%) HP UFT
6 25 (78.13%) Veritas
6 25 (78.13%) Netcool
6 25 (78.13%) Intel Security
6 25 (78.13%) VMware ESX
6 25 (78.13%) Clustering
6 25 (78.13%) Software Testing
6 25 (78.13%) MCTS
6 25 (78.13%) MCITP
6 25 (78.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (78.13%) WinRunner
6 25 (78.13%) AIX
6 25 (78.13%) Windows XP
6 25 (78.13%) MCSE
6 25 (78.13%) MCSA
6 25 (78.13%) SQL

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 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.13%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
1 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (81.25%) TestDirector
2 25 (78.13%) HP UFT
2 25 (78.13%) WinRunner
3 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
3 5 (15.63%) MSI
3 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
1 16 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Tools Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Lync Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
1 5 (15.63%) WinForms
1 5 (15.63%) WPF
1 5 (15.63%) XML
1 5 (15.63%) XSD
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (78.13%) Clustering
2 24 (75.00%) PDA
3 13 (40.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (93.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (78.13%) AIX
4 25 (78.13%) Windows 7
4 25 (78.13%) Windows XP
5 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Change Management
2 25 (78.13%) Software Testing
2 25 (78.13%) Test Automation
3 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
3 5 (15.63%) OO
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Management
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
3 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Web Development
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Records Management
4 1 (3.13%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.63%) C
3 5 (15.63%) C#
3 5 (15.63%) C++
3 5 (15.63%) COBOL
3 5 (15.63%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) PL/1
3 5 (15.63%) VB.NET
3 5 (15.63%) VBScript
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (78.13%) MCITP
1 25 (78.13%) MCSA
1 25 (78.13%) MCSE
1 25 (78.13%) MCTS
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 21 (65.63%) Security Cleared
4 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) Degree
System Software
1 27 (84.38%) Active Directory
2 26 (81.25%) Hyper-V
3 25 (78.13%) VMware ESX
4 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (78.13%) HP Quality Center
1 25 (78.13%) McAfee ePO
1 25 (78.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) VMware
2 26 (81.25%) Citrix
2 26 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 25 (78.13%) Intel Security
3 25 (78.13%) Veritas
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle