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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 64 52 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +35
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 61 90 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.76% 2.82% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 3.43% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 23
Median daily rate £290 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £270 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £399 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
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
1802 2624 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.61% 82.33% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1084 1364 1161
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 40
Median hourly rate £39.00 £23.35 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.02% -28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Glasgow 0 23 £310 -1.97% 4
Renfrewshire -10 20 £275 -18.81% 1
Edinburgh -14 9 £295 -15.71% 1
Aberdeen +1 3 £333 - 1
West Lothian - 3 £230 -
Stirling - 1 - -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 49 (34.27%) ISTQB
2 47 (32.87%) Security Cleared
3 42 (29.37%) Microsoft
4 40 (27.97%) SQL
5 34 (23.78%) .NET
5 34 (23.78%) HP
5 34 (23.78%) SC Cleared
6 32 (22.38%) JavaScript
7 31 (21.68%) Windows
8 30 (20.98%) C#
8 30 (20.98%) HP Quality Center
9 28 (19.58%) HP UFT
9 28 (19.58%) Finance
10 27 (18.88%) Software Testing
11 26 (18.18%) Change Management
11 26 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 26 (18.18%) ISEB
12 25 (17.48%) Citrix
12 25 (17.48%) VB
12 25 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (16.08%) MCITP
13 23 (16.08%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (15.38%) Windows XP
14 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
15 21 (14.69%) AIX
15 21 (14.69%) Veritas
15 21 (14.69%) Netcool
15 21 (14.69%) Intel Security
15 21 (14.69%) Clustering

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 14 (9.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.40%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.40%) JBoss
5 1 (0.70%) SAS
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (11.19%) MS Office
2 10 (6.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.80%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.40%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.70%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.39%) Office 365
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.10%) Wireless
2 2 (1.40%) SAN
3 1 (0.70%) DHCP
3 1 (0.70%) DNS
3 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.59%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.10%) GIS
5 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) MS Access
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (19.58%) HP UFT
2 13 (9.09%) StarTeam
3 9 (6.29%) TestDirector
4 8 (5.59%) LoadRunner
4 8 (5.59%) WinRunner
5 5 (3.50%) Selenium
6 4 (2.80%) FitNesse
6 4 (2.80%) JIRA
7 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.40%) JMeter
9 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (19.58%) Finance
2 21 (14.69%) Banking
3 11 (7.69%) Retail
4 6 (4.20%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.10%) Electronics
6 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.70%) Law
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (49.65%) Analyst
2 56 (39.16%) Test Analyst
3 16 (11.19%) Developer
3 16 (11.19%) Tester
4 13 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (6.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 9 (6.29%) Test Manager
6 8 (5.59%) Automation Tester
7 7 (4.90%) Applications Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Applications Support
7 7 (4.90%) Banking Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Applications Support Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Credit Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.50%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.78%) .NET
2 15 (10.49%) jQuery
3 14 (9.79%) ASP.NET
3 14 (9.79%) HTML
4 2 (1.40%) XML
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.70%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.70%) React
5 1 (0.70%) Web Services
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Clustering
2 15 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (6.29%) PDA
5 6 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.80%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.80%) Equities
6 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.10%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.68%) Windows
2 25 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 21 (14.69%) AIX
4 21 (14.69%) Windows 7
5 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 9 (6.29%) Unix
7 9 (6.29%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.88%) Software Testing
2 26 (18.18%) Change Management
3 21 (14.69%) Smoke Testing
3 21 (14.69%) Test Automation
4 20 (13.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (13.29%) ITIL
6 17 (11.89%) Release Management
7 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
7 16 (11.19%) ITIL V3
8 13 (9.09%) CRM
8 13 (9.09%) Migration
8 13 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
9 12 (8.39%) Functional Testing
10 11 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (6.99%) Test Planning
12 9 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (6.29%) Business Analysis
12 9 (6.29%) Defect Management
12 9 (6.29%) Security Testing
13 8 (5.59%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.97%) SQL
2 32 (22.38%) JavaScript
3 30 (20.98%) C#
4 25 (17.48%) VB
5 17 (11.89%) Java
6 16 (11.19%) C++
6 16 (11.19%) VBA
7 15 (10.49%) VB.NET
7 15 (10.49%) VB6
8 4 (2.80%) C
8 4 (2.80%) Python
9 3 (2.10%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.40%) VBScript
11 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (34.27%) ISTQB
2 47 (32.87%) Security Cleared
3 34 (23.78%) SC Cleared
4 26 (18.18%) ISEB
5 23 (16.08%) MCITP
5 23 (16.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (13.99%) MCSA
6 20 (13.99%) MCSE
6 20 (13.99%) MCTS
7 13 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (8.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.70%) CBAP
10 1 (0.70%) Degree
10 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 2 (1.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.59%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.40%) XenApp
5 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (20.98%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (14.69%) McAfee ePO
2 21 (14.69%) Netcool
3 1 (0.70%) Control-M
3 1 (0.70%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 42 (29.37%) Microsoft
2 34 (23.78%) HP
3 25 (17.48%) Citrix
4 21 (14.69%) Intel Security
4 21 (14.69%) Veritas
5 18 (12.59%) Oracle
6 15 (10.49%) ILOG
7 10 (6.99%) VMware
8 3 (2.10%) Cisco
8 3 (2.10%) SAP
8 3 (2.10%) Siemens
9 2 (1.40%) ESRI
9 2 (1.40%) Symantec
9 2 (1.40%) TSYS
10 1 (0.70%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.70%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.70%) Genesys
10 1 (0.70%) IBM
10 1 (0.70%) Infor
10 1 (0.70%) IronPort
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