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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 18 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.26% 2.05% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 2.74% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
Average daily rate
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£500 £323 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.03% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £346 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-68.06% +254.68%
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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
645 474 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 80.83% 74.76% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 238 340
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 14 (43.75%) Oracle
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (37.50%) Finance
3 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 11 (34.38%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (34.38%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (31.25%) Workflow
5 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (25.00%) ERP
7 8 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (21.88%) HP
9 6 (18.75%) VPN
9 6 (18.75%) LAN
9 6 (18.75%) WAN
9 6 (18.75%) Firewall
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (18.75%) Network Security
9 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
9 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
10 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
10 5 (15.63%) UNIX
11 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (6.25%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (3.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) VPN
1 6 (18.75%) LAN
1 6 (18.75%) WAN
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
1 6 (18.75%) Network Security
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
3 2 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (6.25%) BODI
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.13%) Data Mart
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (3.13%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (3.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
3 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.13%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) OBIEE Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) SAP ISU Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Cognos Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.38%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 2 (6.25%) Clustering
1 2 (6.25%) PDA
2 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.13%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) UNIX
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Workflow
2 8 (25.00%) ERP
3 6 (18.75%) Security Architecture
3 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 4 (12.50%) E-business
5 4 (12.50%) SIEM
6 3 (9.38%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
7 2 (6.25%) Validation
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) TDD
7 2 (6.25%) Scrum
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.25%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) ABAP
4 2 (6.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) MCSE
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.25%) MCTS
5 2 (6.25%) MCITP
5 2 (6.25%) MCSA
5 2 (6.25%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.25%) Nmap
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.25%) Netcool
2 2 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Oracle
2 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) SAP
4 4 (12.50%) F5
4 4 (12.50%) Varonis
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
6 2 (6.25%) Informatica
6 2 (6.25%) Veritas
6 2 (6.25%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Cognos
7 1 (3.13%) Remedy