The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 22 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.31% 2.90% 6.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 4.00% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£358 £405 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £361 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £449 £397
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 £37.50 £113.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-66.96% +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 Renfrewshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
96 50 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 84.96% 72.46% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 26
Average daily rate £348 £363 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
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 Renfrewshire

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows XP
2 12 (92.31%) TestDirector
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (92.31%) Change Management
2 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
2 12 (92.31%) PDA
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
3 11 (84.62%) WinRunner
3 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
3 11 (84.62%) Netcool
3 11 (84.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (84.62%) Veritas
3 11 (84.62%) Citrix
4 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 10 (76.92%) AIX
4 10 (76.92%) MCSE
4 10 (76.92%) MCSA
4 10 (76.92%) SQL
4 10 (76.92%) McAfee
4 10 (76.92%) MCTS
4 10 (76.92%) MCITP
4 10 (76.92%) VMware
4 10 (76.92%) VMware ESX
4 10 (76.92%) Clustering
4 10 (76.92%) Hyper-V
4 10 (76.92%) HP Quality Center

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) TestDirector
2 11 (84.62%) WinRunner
2 11 (84.62%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) XSL
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (92.31%) PDA
2 10 (76.92%) Clustering
3 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows XP
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 7
3 10 (76.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Change Management
1 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) XPath
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) MCSE
2 10 (76.92%) MCSA
2 10 (76.92%) MCTS
2 10 (76.92%) MCITP
3 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) VMware ESX
1 10 (76.92%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) Netcool
2 10 (76.92%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (76.92%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Veritas
1 11 (84.62%) Citrix
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) McAfee
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) HP