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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 79 52 75
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 48 58 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.75% 2.35% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 3.36% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £356 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% +14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £450 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
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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
2091 1725 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.31% 69.75% 65.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 871 841
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 69
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 -3 22 £275 -7.94% 1
Glasgow -20 11 £305 -24.92% 1
Fife - 2 - -
West Lothian - - - -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 34 (34.69%) Finance
2 26 (26.53%) Software Testing
3 24 (24.49%) ISTQB
4 23 (23.47%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (23.47%) Windows
4 23 (23.47%) Microsoft
5 21 (21.43%) Oracle
6 20 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
7 19 (19.39%) SQL
8 17 (17.35%) Automated Testing
9 15 (15.31%) Migration
10 14 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
11 13 (13.27%) HP
11 13 (13.27%) SC Cleared
12 12 (12.24%) Manual Testing
12 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (12.24%) Banking
13 11 (11.22%) Change Management
13 11 (11.22%) QA
13 11 (11.22%) Windows 7
13 11 (11.22%) Test Strategy
14 10 (10.20%) Performance Testing
14 10 (10.20%) Test Management
14 10 (10.20%) Regression Testing
15 9 (9.18%) Oracle EBS
15 9 (9.18%) ISEB
15 9 (9.18%) TestDirector
15 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
15 9 (9.18%) UNIX

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1 (1.02%) SAS
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS Office
1 7 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (9.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (7.14%) Agresso
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (2.04%) MultiFonds
6 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (1.02%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) DNS
2 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.02%) ATM
2 1 (1.02%) FTP
2 1 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.04%) BODI
5 2 (2.04%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.02%) MS Access
6 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.02%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (9.18%) TestDirector
3 6 (6.12%) WinRunner
3 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.10%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.08%) JIRA
5 4 (4.08%) Facilita Forecast
6 3 (3.06%) Selenium
6 3 (3.06%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.04%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.02%) ERwin
8 1 (1.02%) Toad
General
1 34 (34.69%) Finance
2 12 (12.24%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Retail
3 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.02%) Front Office
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Local Government
4 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.02%) French Language
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (40.82%) Analyst
2 29 (29.59%) Test Analyst
3 16 (16.33%) Tester
4 12 (12.24%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Test Manager
6 9 (9.18%) Business Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) Consultant
8 7 (7.14%) Test Leader
9 6 (6.12%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Systems Tester
11 4 (4.08%) Verification Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Wintel Consultant
11 4 (4.08%) Performance Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Data Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Test Specialist
12 3 (3.06%) Oracle Consultant
12 3 (3.06%) Applications Packager
12 3 (3.06%) Automation Test Analyst
12 3 (3.06%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) .NET
2 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.08%) JSP
2 4 (4.08%) HTML
3 3 (3.06%) Application Packaging
3 3 (3.06%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.04%) EDI
5 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) PDA
2 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.12%) Clustering
3 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.04%) Derivative
5 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.02%) Physics
6 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.02%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.02%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.02%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.47%) Windows
2 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.22%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
4 9 (9.18%) UNIX
5 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.12%) AIX
7 5 (5.10%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.53%) Software Testing
2 20 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (17.35%) Automated Testing
4 15 (15.31%) Migration
5 12 (12.24%) Manual Testing
6 11 (11.22%) Test Strategy
6 11 (11.22%) Change Management
7 10 (10.20%) Regression Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Performance Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Test Management
8 9 (9.18%) Asset Management
8 9 (9.18%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.16%) Project Management
10 6 (6.12%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.12%) Scrum
10 6 (6.12%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.12%) Investment Management
11 5 (5.10%) System Testing
11 5 (5.10%) Knowledge Management
11 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) SQL
2 7 (7.14%) C#
2 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.12%) VB
4 4 (4.08%) C++
4 4 (4.08%) Python
5 3 (3.06%) Java
6 2 (2.04%) Perl
6 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.04%) VBScript
6 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.04%) JCL
6 2 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (1.02%) R
7 1 (1.02%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 24 (24.49%) ISTQB
2 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.27%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (9.18%) Degree
4 9 (9.18%) ISEB
5 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.12%) MCTS
5 6 (6.12%) MCITP
5 6 (6.12%) MCSE
5 6 (6.12%) MCSA
6 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.02%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.22%) QA
2 5 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.04%) SLA
4 1 (1.02%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) VMware ESX
1 6 (6.12%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (23.47%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.12%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (6.12%) Netcool
3 3 (3.06%) SCCM
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (23.47%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.43%) Oracle
3 13 (13.27%) HP
4 6 (6.12%) Citrix
4 6 (6.12%) Veritas
4 6 (6.12%) McAfee
4 6 (6.12%) VMware
5 3 (3.06%) AppSense
6 1 (1.02%) Kronos
6 1 (1.02%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.02%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.02%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.02%) Sybase
6 1 (1.02%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.02%) SAP
6 1 (1.02%) Siebel
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago