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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 67 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.05% 3.19% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 4.56% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
Average daily rate
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£305 £413 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.06% +45.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £375 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £525 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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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
681 461 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.65% 69.95% 72.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 251 316
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 8 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) JSP
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) BODI
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (6.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (13.33%) BODI
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Junior Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Junior
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) E-Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (20.00%) JSP
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) System Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) R
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Kronos