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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 50 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 87 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.97% 2.37% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 3.29% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 31
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£346 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £107.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +138.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +8.52%
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
2244 1765 1496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.67% 72.13% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 889 793
Average daily rate £400 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £246 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 22
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 27 March 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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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 +4 41 £325 +13.04% 3
Glasgow +1 19 £500 +54.44% 3
Aberdeen - 7 £475 -
Dundee +4 2 £280 -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 48 (33.57%) Finance
2 43 (30.07%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (27.97%) SQL
4 32 (22.38%) Microsoft
5 31 (21.68%) Change Management
6 27 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (18.88%) Software Testing
7 25 (17.48%) Windows
8 24 (16.78%) ISTQB
8 24 (16.78%) Security Cleared
9 23 (16.08%) Banking
10 21 (14.69%) SC Cleared
11 20 (13.99%) Oracle
12 19 (13.29%) HP
12 19 (13.29%) Test Automation
13 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (12.59%) Windows XP
13 18 (12.59%) TestDirector
13 18 (12.59%) QuickTest Pro
13 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (11.19%) Citrix
14 16 (11.19%) MCSE
14 16 (11.19%) Windows 7
14 16 (11.19%) PDA
15 15 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (10.49%) Veritas
15 15 (10.49%) WinRunner
15 15 (10.49%) VMware

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (6.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.10%) ArcSDE
2 3 (2.10%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.40%) JBoss
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.70%) SAS
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (8.39%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (6.29%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (6.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (2.80%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (2.10%) Markit EDM
5 3 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.40%) Eagle STAR
7 1 (0.70%) Agresso
7 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.70%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.90%) VPN
1 7 (4.90%) LAN
1 7 (4.90%) WAN
1 7 (4.90%) Firewall
1 7 (4.90%) Network Security
2 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.40%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.40%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.40%) SSL
3 2 (1.40%) SAN
3 2 (1.40%) ATM
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (6.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 8 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.40%) BODI
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.70%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.70%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.70%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.70%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.70%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 18 (12.59%) TestDirector
1 18 (12.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (10.49%) WinRunner
3 6 (4.20%) JIRA
4 5 (3.50%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.80%) Selenium
6 3 (2.10%) WebLOAD
6 3 (2.10%) FitNesse
6 3 (2.10%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.10%) NUnit
6 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.10%) Toad
6 3 (2.10%) JUnit
7 2 (1.40%) Grunt
7 2 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.70%) JMeter
8 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.70%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 48 (33.57%) Finance
2 23 (16.08%) Banking
3 7 (4.90%) Retail
4 5 (3.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Advertising
5 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 73 (51.05%) Analyst
2 58 (40.56%) Test Analyst
3 23 (16.08%) Consultant
4 12 (8.39%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (6.99%) Tester
6 10 (6.99%) PeopleSoft Consultant
7 9 (6.29%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.90%) Payroll Consultant
9 6 (4.20%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.20%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Architect
10 5 (3.50%) Oracle Consultant
10 5 (3.50%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) Security Architect
11 4 (2.80%) SAP ISU Consultant
11 4 (2.80%) Oracle Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Oracle Support Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.90%) HTML
2 6 (4.20%) .NET
3 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.10%) CSS
4 3 (2.10%) JSP
4 3 (2.10%) HTML5
5 2 (1.40%) D3.js
5 2 (1.40%) Sass
5 2 (1.40%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.40%) Web Services
5 2 (1.40%) XML
6 1 (0.70%) XSL
6 1 (0.70%) COM
6 1 (0.70%) Ajax
6 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.70%) jQuery
6 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) PDA
2 14 (9.79%) Clustering
3 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.10%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.10%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.10%) GIS
5 2 (1.40%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Open Source
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.70%) Equities
6 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.48%) Windows
2 18 (12.59%) Windows XP
2 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (11.19%) Windows 7
4 14 (9.79%) AIX
5 8 (5.59%) UNIX
6 4 (2.80%) Linux
7 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.68%) Change Management
2 27 (18.88%) Software Testing
2 27 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (13.29%) Test Automation
4 18 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.79%) Workflow
7 13 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 11 (7.69%) Project Management
8 11 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 10 (6.99%) Use Case
9 10 (6.99%) ERP
9 10 (6.99%) GAP Analysis
10 8 (5.59%) Migration
10 8 (5.59%) Automated Testing
11 7 (4.90%) Analytics
11 7 (4.90%) Security Architecture
11 7 (4.90%) Performance Testing
12 6 (4.20%) Integration Testing
12 6 (4.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.97%) SQL
2 9 (6.29%) PL/SQL
3 5 (3.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.80%) ABAP
5 2 (1.40%) XPath
5 2 (1.40%) JCL
6 1 (0.70%) Ruby
6 1 (0.70%) Python
6 1 (0.70%) VB
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) C
6 1 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (16.78%) ISTQB
1 24 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.69%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (11.19%) MCSE
4 14 (9.79%) MCSA
4 14 (9.79%) MCTS
4 14 (9.79%) MCITP
5 12 (8.39%) ISEB
6 6 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.80%) Degree
8 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.40%) CCNP
9 2 (1.40%) CCNA
10 1 (0.70%) HND
10 1 (0.70%) CISSP
10 1 (0.70%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.20%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) DICOM
3 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (9.79%) VMware ESX
1 14 (9.79%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 43 (30.07%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (9.79%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (9.79%) Netcool
3 2 (1.40%) Control-M
3 2 (1.40%) Nessus
3 2 (1.40%) Nmap
4 1 (0.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 32 (22.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.99%) Oracle
3 19 (13.29%) HP
4 16 (11.19%) Citrix
5 15 (10.49%) Veritas
5 15 (10.49%) VMware
6 14 (9.79%) McAfee
7 10 (6.99%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (4.90%) SAP
9 5 (3.50%) F5
9 5 (3.50%) Varonis
10 3 (2.10%) ESRI
10 3 (2.10%) Teradata
10 3 (2.10%) Netezza
11 2 (1.40%) IBM
11 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.40%) Informatica
11 2 (1.40%) Vermilion
12 1 (0.70%) Sun
12 1 (0.70%) Cognos
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