The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 61 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.02% 0.91% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.19% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
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£331 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £250 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -5.98%
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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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
711 589 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 80.80% 76.20% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 289 324
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +94.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Glasgow region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Glasgow region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (27.59%) Firewall
4 7 (24.14%) LAN
4 7 (24.14%) WAN
4 7 (24.14%) VPN
4 7 (24.14%) Security Architecture
4 7 (24.14%) Network Security
4 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (20.69%) SAP
6 5 (17.24%) Windows
6 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
6 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
6 5 (17.24%) F5
6 5 (17.24%) SIEM
6 5 (17.24%) Varonis
7 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) HP
8 3 (10.34%) Migration
8 3 (10.34%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (10.34%) ETL
8 3 (10.34%) TestDirector
8 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (10.34%) SQL
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle
8 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (6.90%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Firewall
2 7 (24.14%) Network Security
2 7 (24.14%) LAN
2 7 (24.14%) WAN
2 7 (24.14%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) Data Mart
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Cognos Query Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
2 3 (10.34%) TestDirector
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) WinRunner
3 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Banking
1 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Security Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) MI Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Web Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Development Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Cognos Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Data Conversion
3 2 (6.90%) Data Extraction
3 2 (6.90%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.90%) W3C
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) PDA
4 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.45%) VME
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Security Architecture
2 5 (17.24%) SIEM
2 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
3 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
3 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.34%) ETL
4 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.90%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) ABAP
3 1 (3.45%) COBOL
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) MCSA
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) MCTS
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) OSCP
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) CISSP
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) Netcool
2 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.45%) Nessus
3 1 (3.45%) Nmap
3 1 (3.45%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) SAP
2 5 (17.24%) F5
2 5 (17.24%) Varonis
3 4 (13.79%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Adobe
5 2 (6.90%) Business Objects
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) Informatica
5 2 (6.90%) Veritas
5 2 (6.90%) McAfee
5 2 (6.90%) VMware
6 1 (3.45%) Cognos