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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 51 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 14 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.93% 0.66% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.00% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 12
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£413 £431 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +51.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +62.79%
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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
572 402 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.01% 66.67% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 187 263
Average daily rate £375 £370 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -31.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £133.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 November 2014, 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 15 (60.00%) Oracle
2 13 (52.00%) Finance
3 12 (48.00%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (32.00%) ERP
6 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (32.00%) Workflow
6 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (28.00%) UNIX
8 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 5 (20.00%) HP
10 4 (16.00%) JCL
10 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
10 4 (16.00%) E-business
10 4 (16.00%) BODI
10 4 (16.00%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
11 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 8 (32.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (16.00%) BODI
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) OBIEE Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Junior
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) E-Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Business Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (12.00%) JSP
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (32.00%) ERP
2 8 (32.00%) Workflow
3 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (16.00%) E-business
5 4 (16.00%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Test Management
8 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (16.00%) JCL
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Oracle
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Informatica