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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 81 51 72
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 46 66 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.65% 2.67% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 3.82% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 24
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£300 £354 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.19% +17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £275 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £450 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.62 £24.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -35.33%
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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
2099 1729 1779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.50% 69.97% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 855 880
Average daily rate £379 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +44.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 23 £300 - 5
Glasgow -25 8 £305 -26.06% 2
Fife - 3 £200 - 1
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 31 (34.07%) Finance
2 23 (25.27%) Software Testing
2 23 (25.27%) ISTQB
3 22 (24.18%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 19 (20.88%) Oracle
6 18 (19.78%) Windows
7 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (17.58%) SQL
8 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
8 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
9 15 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (16.48%) Test Strategy
10 14 (15.38%) HP
11 13 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
11 13 (14.29%) Banking
12 11 (12.09%) Migration
12 11 (12.09%) Test Management
13 10 (10.99%) Performance Testing
13 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
13 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (10.99%) QA
13 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
14 9 (9.89%) Asset Management
14 9 (9.89%) UNIX
14 9 (9.89%) Manual Testing
14 9 (9.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
15 8 (8.79%) ISEB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (1.10%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Office
2 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.20%) Agresso
4 1 (1.10%) MultiFonds
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.10%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) DNS
2 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.10%) ATM
2 1 (1.10%) FTP
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.20%) BODI
4 2 (2.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.10%) MS Access
5 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.10%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.59%) TestDirector
3 5 (5.49%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.40%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (4.40%) JIRA
4 4 (4.40%) WinRunner
5 3 (3.30%) PowerDesigner
5 3 (3.30%) Selenium
6 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.20%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.10%) JMeter
7 1 (1.10%) ERwin
7 1 (1.10%) Toad
7 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.10%) Grunt
7 1 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 31 (34.07%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) French Language
4 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (42.86%) Analyst
2 29 (31.87%) Test Analyst
3 12 (13.19%) Tester
4 11 (12.09%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) Test Manager
6 8 (8.79%) Test Leader
7 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Consultant
8 6 (6.59%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Wintel Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) Verification Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Data Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Test Specialist
10 4 (4.40%) Performance Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Performance Test Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Payments Business Analyst
12 2 (2.20%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) .NET
2 5 (5.49%) HTML
3 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.40%) JSP
4 1 (1.10%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) CSS
4 1 (1.10%) HTML5
4 1 (1.10%) Sass
4 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.10%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) PDA
3 4 (4.40%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.20%) Social Media
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) Data Conversion
6 1 (1.10%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.10%) Physics
6 1 (1.10%) Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Open Source
6 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Windows
2 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (9.89%) UNIX
4 6 (6.59%) Windows 2000
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.49%) Windows XP
5 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.40%) AIX
7 3 (3.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Software Testing
2 21 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 17 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (16.48%) Test Strategy
5 11 (12.09%) Migration
5 11 (12.09%) Test Management
6 10 (10.99%) Performance Testing
6 10 (10.99%) Regression Testing
7 9 (9.89%) Asset Management
7 9 (9.89%) Manual Testing
8 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.79%) Project Management
9 7 (7.69%) Test Planning
10 6 (6.59%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.59%) Change Management
10 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.59%) Scrum
11 5 (5.49%) CRM
11 5 (5.49%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) C#
3 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.59%) VB
4 4 (4.40%) C++
4 4 (4.40%) Python
5 3 (3.30%) Java
6 2 (2.20%) Ruby
6 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.20%) Perl
6 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.20%) VBScript
6 2 (2.20%) JCL
7 1 (1.10%) ABAP
7 1 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) ISTQB
2 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
4 9 (9.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (8.79%) ISEB
6 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (4.40%) MCTS
6 4 (4.40%) MCITP
6 4 (4.40%) Degree
6 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.40%) MCSE
6 4 (4.40%) MCSA
7 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) QA
2 6 (6.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.10%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
1 4 (4.40%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (24.18%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.40%) Netcool
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) Oracle
2 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.38%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) Veritas
4 4 (4.40%) Citrix
4 4 (4.40%) McAfee
4 4 (4.40%) VMware
5 1 (1.10%) Kronos
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
5 1 (1.10%) Sybase
5 1 (1.10%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.10%) Siebel
5 1 (1.10%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.10%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 1 (1.10%) Vermilion
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AWD Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 days ago