The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 63 64 85
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 70 66 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.75% 2.43% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 3.07% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 13
Average daily rate £290 £359 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £286 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £500 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -46.85%
Test Scripting
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Scotland region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -9 27 £280 -20.11% 3
Renfrewshire +5 20 £325 -9.23% 1
Glasgow +4 9 £275 -45.00% 3
Stirling - 3 £277 -
West Lothian +2 2 £280 -13.84% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £285 -
Fife - 2 £225 -
Perth and Kinross +1 1 £425 -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 62 (42.76%) HP Quality Center
2 61 (42.07%) SQL
3 53 (36.55%) Windows
4 52 (35.86%) ISTQB
5 51 (35.17%) HP UFT
5 51 (35.17%) Finance
6 50 (34.48%) Change Management
6 50 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 49 (33.79%) VMware
8 47 (32.41%) Test Automation
9 46 (31.72%) Software Testing
10 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (28.28%) Windows 7
12 40 (27.59%) MCITP
12 40 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 39 (26.90%) TestDirector
13 39 (26.90%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (26.21%) MCTS
14 38 (26.21%) WinRunner
14 38 (26.21%) Active Directory
14 38 (26.21%) MCSE
14 38 (26.21%) MCSA
15 37 (25.52%) Windows XP
15 37 (25.52%) PDA
16 36 (24.83%) Security Cleared
17 34 (23.45%) Hyper-V
17 34 (23.45%) Citrix
18 33 (22.76%) AIX
18 33 (22.76%) Veritas
18 33 (22.76%) Netcool

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (2.07%) IIS
1 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.38%) CMS
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.69%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.69%) Node.js
3 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (0.69%) SAS
3 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.83%) MS Office
3 4 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.38%) MS Project
5 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) DNS
1 1 (0.69%) HTTP
1 1 (0.69%) Skype
1 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.21%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.76%) Data Mart
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.07%) MySQL
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.38%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.69%) Big Data
8 1 (0.69%) BODI
8 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.69%) HBase
8 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (35.17%) HP UFT
2 39 (26.90%) TestDirector
3 38 (26.21%) WinRunner
4 10 (6.90%) Selenium
4 10 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.83%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.83%) MSI
6 6 (4.14%) FitNesse
6 6 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.45%) JBehave
7 5 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.45%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.38%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.38%) JIRA
9 2 (1.38%) jMock
9 2 (1.38%) JUnit
9 2 (1.38%) Mockito
General
1 51 (35.17%) Finance
2 24 (16.55%) Banking
3 9 (6.21%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.76%) Legal
6 3 (2.07%) Billing
6 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (62.76%) Analyst
2 85 (58.62%) Test Analyst
3 24 (16.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 24 (16.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 18 (12.41%) Tester
5 15 (10.34%) Test Manager
6 13 (8.97%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (8.97%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (5.52%) Banking Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Automation Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.14%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.45%) Technical Test Analyst
11 4 (2.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.34%) .NET
2 12 (8.28%) XML
3 7 (4.83%) WinForms
3 7 (4.83%) WPF
3 7 (4.83%) XSD
4 4 (2.76%) HTML
4 4 (2.76%) Web Services
5 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.07%) JSON
5 3 (2.07%) SOAP
6 2 (1.38%) Ext JS
6 2 (1.38%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.38%) JAXB
6 2 (1.38%) JDBC
6 2 (1.38%) JMS
6 2 (1.38%) JPA
6 2 (1.38%) jQuery
6 2 (1.38%) REST
6 2 (1.38%) Spring
6 2 (1.38%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.52%) PDA
2 33 (22.76%) Clustering
3 26 (17.93%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.76%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.76%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.07%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.38%) Derivative
8 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.55%) Windows
2 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (28.28%) Windows 7
4 39 (26.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (25.52%) Windows XP
6 33 (22.76%) AIX
7 12 (8.28%) Windows Server
8 6 (4.14%) Linux
9 3 (2.07%) Unix
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.48%) Change Management
2 47 (32.41%) Test Automation
3 46 (31.72%) Software Testing
4 24 (16.55%) Test Strategy
5 20 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (11.03%) Performance Testing
8 14 (9.66%) Functional Testing
8 14 (9.66%) Test Management
9 12 (8.28%) Configuration Management
10 11 (7.59%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (6.21%) OO
12 9 (6.21%) Project Management
12 9 (6.21%) Unit Testing
13 8 (5.52%) Defect Management
13 8 (5.52%) V-Model
14 7 (4.83%) Scrum
14 7 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (42.07%) SQL
2 12 (8.28%) Java
3 11 (7.59%) C#
4 10 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.21%) C
5 9 (6.21%) C++
6 8 (5.52%) VB.NET
6 8 (5.52%) VBScript
7 7 (4.83%) COBOL
7 7 (4.83%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.83%) PL/1
8 6 (4.14%) Python
9 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.69%) JCL
11 1 (0.69%) Perl
11 1 (0.69%) Ruby
11 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (35.86%) ISTQB
2 40 (27.59%) MCITP
2 40 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (26.21%) MCSA
3 38 (26.21%) MCSE
3 38 (26.21%) MCTS
4 36 (24.83%) Security Cleared
5 25 (17.24%) SC Cleared
6 21 (14.48%) ISEB
7 13 (8.97%) Degree
8 6 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.38%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (26.21%) Active Directory
2 34 (23.45%) Hyper-V
3 33 (22.76%) VMware ESX
4 20 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.38%) Firmware
6 1 (0.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 62 (42.76%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (22.76%) McAfee ePO
2 33 (22.76%) Netcool
3 2 (1.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 50 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 49 (33.79%) VMware
3 34 (23.45%) Citrix
4 33 (22.76%) Intel Security
4 33 (22.76%) Veritas
5 20 (13.79%) Oracle
6 6 (4.14%) HP
7 5 (3.45%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.07%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.07%) Genesys
8 3 (2.07%) Verint
9 2 (1.38%) Cisco
9 2 (1.38%) SAP
9 2 (1.38%) Sybase
10 1 (0.69%) Actimize
10 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.69%) IBM
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.69%) Temenos
10 1 (0.69%) Veeam
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Posted: 2 days ago
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