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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 47 58 44
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 15 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.05% 0.33% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 0.48% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 10
Average daily rate
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£413 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
584 419 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.67% 69.03% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 208 265
Average daily rate £350 £362 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.24% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £238 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.93 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.85% -34.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 14 (60.87%) Oracle
2 13 (56.52%) Finance
3 12 (52.17%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 10 (43.48%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (39.13%) Workflow
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
7 8 (34.78%) ERP
8 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
8 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (26.09%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
9 6 (26.09%) UNIX
10 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
11 4 (17.39%) E-business
11 4 (17.39%) HP
12 3 (13.04%) ISEB
12 3 (13.04%) JCL
12 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
12 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
12 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (13.04%) BODI

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (34.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (13.04%) BODI
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) OBIEE Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Junior Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) E-Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) Workflow
2 8 (34.78%) ERP
3 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 4 (17.39%) E-business
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) ETL
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Data Management
7 1 (4.35%) Validation
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.04%) JCL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) ISEB
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Oracle
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Informatica
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
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