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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank 13 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 10.81% 11.18% 6.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.50% 12.50% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 8
Median daily rate £273 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.84% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £299 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £368 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £36.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.90% +21.66%

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
32 152 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 86.49% 89.41% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 124 72
Median daily rate £323 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £435 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +12 4 £273 -14.84%
Test Scripting
Scotland

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 14 (60.87%) Windows
1 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
1 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
2 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 12 (52.17%) Windows XP
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (47.83%) Smoke Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Change Management
4 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Citrix
5 10 (43.48%) Netcool
5 10 (43.48%) Intel Security
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Veritas
5 10 (43.48%) AIX
5 10 (43.48%) MCSE
5 10 (43.48%) MCSA
5 10 (43.48%) MCTS
5 10 (43.48%) MCITP
5 10 (43.48%) Clustering
5 10 (43.48%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (43.48%) StarTeam
5 10 (43.48%) Office 365
6 9 (39.13%) Server Virtualisation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) StarTeam
2 2 (8.70%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
1 11 (47.83%) Test Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Applications Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.04%) Web Applications Support
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
1 8 (34.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Clustering
2 6 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
1 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
1 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (52.17%) Windows 7
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (52.17%) Windows XP
3 10 (43.48%) AIX
4 9 (39.13%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Change Management
1 11 (47.83%) Smoke Testing
1 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) Release Management
2 9 (39.13%) Server Virtualisation
3 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) VB
2 8 (34.78%) VB.NET
2 8 (34.78%) VB6
2 8 (34.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) MCITP
2 10 (43.48%) MCSA
2 10 (43.48%) MCSE
2 10 (43.48%) MCTS
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (39.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) McAfee ePO
1 10 (43.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Citrix
2 10 (43.48%) Intel Security
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Veritas
3 8 (34.78%) ILOG
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) VMware