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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 58 88 68
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 89 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.79% 1.52% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 1.95% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 22 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £222 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £379 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £30.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +2.56%
Test Scripting
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 +21 54 £328 +19.09% 5
Glasgow +13 19 £315 -10.00% 3
Highlands - 6 £308 -
Dundee -9 4 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £275 -
West Lothian - 1 £330 -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 74 (38.34%) Finance
2 65 (33.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 55 (28.50%) Banking
3 55 (28.50%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (16.06%) Microsoft
5 30 (15.54%) Windows
6 29 (15.03%) Retail
7 28 (14.51%) QA
8 26 (13.47%) SQL
9 25 (12.95%) Software Testing
9 25 (12.95%) Test Planning
10 23 (11.92%) MS Excel
10 23 (11.92%) ISEB
11 22 (11.40%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (11.40%) Analytics
12 20 (10.36%) Validation
13 19 (9.84%) SAS
13 19 (9.84%) Test Management
14 18 (9.33%) Non-Functional Testing
15 17 (8.81%) Retail Banking
16 16 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (7.77%) HP
18 14 (7.25%) Change Management
18 14 (7.25%) VMware
19 13 (6.74%) ISTQB
19 13 (6.74%) Performance Testing
19 13 (6.74%) Migration
20 12 (6.22%) HP UFT
20 12 (6.22%) Integration Testing
20 12 (6.22%) Security Cleared

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 19 (9.84%) SAS
2 6 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.04%) IIS
3 2 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.04%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.04%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (1.04%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.04%) Front Arena
3 2 (1.04%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.63%) Firewall
2 5 (2.59%) Network Security
2 5 (2.59%) LAN
2 5 (2.59%) WAN
2 5 (2.59%) VPN
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.40%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.11%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.52%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.52%) MySQL
8 1 (0.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (6.22%) HP UFT
2 10 (5.18%) TestDirector
3 8 (4.15%) Selenium
3 8 (4.15%) WinDbg
4 7 (3.63%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.59%) WinRunner
7 3 (1.55%) Toad
7 3 (1.55%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.55%) JIRA
8 2 (1.04%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.52%) Subversion
9 1 (0.52%) Maven
9 1 (0.52%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.52%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.52%) JMeter
9 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.52%) Ant
9 1 (0.52%) JUnit
General
1 74 (38.34%) Finance
2 55 (28.50%) Banking
3 29 (15.03%) Retail
4 17 (8.81%) Retail Banking
5 11 (5.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.55%) Front Office
6 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.04%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 114 (59.07%) Analyst
2 95 (49.22%) Test Analyst
3 24 (12.44%) Senior Analyst
4 23 (11.92%) Senior Test Analyst
5 16 (8.29%) Test Leader
6 14 (7.25%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.74%) Tester
8 12 (6.22%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.66%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.11%) Developer
11 5 (2.59%) Author
11 5 (2.59%) Consultant
12 4 (2.07%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.07%) Architect
12 4 (2.07%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.07%) Validation Engineer
12 4 (2.07%) CRM Analyst
12 4 (2.07%) Banking Business Analyst
13 3 (1.55%) Lead Test Analyst
13 3 (1.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.70%) .NET
2 7 (3.63%) AngularJS
3 5 (2.59%) XML
3 5 (2.59%) Ajax
3 5 (2.59%) jQuery
4 4 (2.07%) HTML
4 4 (2.07%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.07%) CSS
4 4 (2.07%) HTML5
4 4 (2.07%) CSS3
5 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.55%) Web Services
5 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.52%) JAX-WS
6 1 (0.52%) RESTful
6 1 (0.52%) XSL
6 1 (0.52%) JMS
6 1 (0.52%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.52%) Spring
6 1 (0.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.66%) Device Driver
3 6 (3.11%) PDA
4 5 (2.59%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.59%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.59%) Clustering
5 4 (2.07%) Derivative
6 3 (1.55%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.55%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.55%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Swaptions
7 2 (1.04%) W3C
7 2 (1.04%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.52%) FMCG
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) Life Science
8 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.54%) Windows
2 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (3.63%) Windows 7
2 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (3.11%) Android
3 6 (3.11%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.11%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.59%) UNIX
4 5 (2.59%) AIX
5 2 (1.04%) Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.68%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (12.95%) Software Testing
2 25 (12.95%) Test Planning
3 22 (11.40%) Analytics
4 20 (10.36%) Validation
5 19 (9.84%) Test Management
6 18 (9.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 16 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (7.25%) Change Management
9 13 (6.74%) Migration
9 13 (6.74%) Performance Testing
10 12 (6.22%) Integration Testing
11 11 (5.70%) Business Analysis
11 11 (5.70%) Test Strategy
12 10 (5.18%) SDLC
12 10 (5.18%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.66%) CRM
13 9 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.66%) Document Management
14 8 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.47%) SQL
2 10 (5.18%) C
2 10 (5.18%) C++
3 6 (3.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.59%) XPath
4 5 (2.59%) C#
5 4 (2.07%) Java
6 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.52%) VB
7 1 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) XQuery
7 1 (0.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.52%) COBOL
7 1 (0.52%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (11.92%) ISEB
2 13 (6.74%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.22%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.15%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.63%) Degree
6 5 (2.59%) MCSE
6 5 (2.59%) MCSA
6 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.59%) MCTS
6 5 (2.59%) MCITP
7 3 (1.55%) CISSP
8 2 (1.04%) CISM
8 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.52%) OSCP
9 1 (0.52%) HND
9 1 (0.52%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.51%) QA
2 9 (4.66%) GxP
3 5 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) DICOM
System Software
1 8 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.59%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.59%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) XenApp
3 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 55 (28.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.07%) Netcool
2 4 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.52%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 31 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.77%) HP
3 14 (7.25%) VMware
4 7 (3.63%) Oracle
5 6 (3.11%) Citrix
5 6 (3.11%) Veeam
6 5 (2.59%) Veritas
6 5 (2.59%) McAfee
6 5 (2.59%) SAP
6 5 (2.59%) Verint
7 4 (2.07%) Varonis
7 4 (2.07%) Informatica
7 4 (2.07%) F5
7 4 (2.07%) Teradata
7 4 (2.07%) Telerik
8 3 (1.55%) Genesys
9 2 (1.04%) Sybase
9 2 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.04%) Adobe
9 2 (1.04%) Netezza
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