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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 76 55 80
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 44 79 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.26% 2.79% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 3.54% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 30
Median daily rate £275 £300 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £346 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.44 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +34.85%
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
1584 2234 2192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 81.23% 79.02% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1197 1215
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -4 15 £305 +7.01% 1
Renfrewshire -6 14 £272 -12.25%
Edinburgh +10 10 £325 +16.07% 2
Aberdeen -5 2 - -
Inverclyde - 2 £363 -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 35 (30.70%) ISTQB
2 34 (29.82%) Security Cleared
3 30 (26.32%) SQL
3 30 (26.32%) Windows
3 30 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 29 (25.44%) .NET
5 28 (24.56%) C#
6 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 24 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 24 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 23 (20.18%) Citrix
9 22 (19.30%) Windows XP
9 22 (19.30%) Change Management
9 22 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (18.42%) Relational Database
10 21 (18.42%) Windows 7
10 21 (18.42%) SharePoint
10 21 (18.42%) JavaScript
11 20 (17.54%) Java
11 20 (17.54%) MS Office
11 20 (17.54%) AIX
11 20 (17.54%) ITIL
11 20 (17.54%) Veritas
11 20 (17.54%) Netcool
11 20 (17.54%) Intel Security
11 20 (17.54%) Clustering
11 20 (17.54%) McAfee ePO
11 20 (17.54%) Smoke Testing

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 21 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.75%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) JBoss
4 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (17.54%) MS Office
2 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.75%) Infor M3
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.79%) Office 365
2 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) Internet
2 3 (2.63%) Wireless
3 2 (1.75%) ATM
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.42%) Relational Database
2 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.63%) GIS
5 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.88%) MS Access
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (16.67%) StarTeam
2 12 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 10 (8.77%) JIRA
4 5 (4.39%) Selenium
5 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.63%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.75%) JMeter
8 1 (0.88%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.88%) WinRunner
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (36.84%) Analyst
2 32 (28.07%) Test Analyst
3 18 (15.79%) Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Tester
5 9 (7.89%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.02%) .NET Developer
6 8 (7.02%) Applications Support
6 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Applications Developer
8 6 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Applications Support Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Web Applications Support
10 4 (3.51%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.44%) .NET
2 15 (13.16%) jQuery
3 5 (4.39%) JSON
3 5 (4.39%) RESTful
4 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.51%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.88%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.88%) CGI
5 1 (0.88%) React
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.54%) Clustering
2 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.51%) EPoS
6 3 (2.63%) PDA
7 2 (1.75%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.32%) Windows
2 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (19.30%) Windows XP
4 21 (18.42%) Windows 7
5 20 (17.54%) AIX
6 18 (15.79%) Windows 10
7 7 (6.14%) Windows Server
8 6 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) Software Testing
2 22 (19.30%) Change Management
3 20 (17.54%) ITIL
3 20 (17.54%) Smoke Testing
4 19 (16.67%) Release Management
5 18 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
6 16 (14.04%) Configuration Management
6 16 (14.04%) ITIL V3
6 16 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.02%) Test Management
9 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.14%) Functional Testing
9 7 (6.14%) Microservices
9 7 (6.14%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (6.14%) Regression Testing
10 6 (5.26%) ERP
10 6 (5.26%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) SQL
2 28 (24.56%) C#
3 21 (18.42%) JavaScript
4 20 (17.54%) Java
5 18 (15.79%) VB
6 16 (14.04%) C++
6 16 (14.04%) VBA
7 15 (13.16%) VB.NET
7 15 (13.16%) VB6
8 3 (2.63%) C
8 3 (2.63%) Python
9 2 (1.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) Ruby
10 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (30.70%) ISTQB
2 34 (29.82%) Security Cleared
3 24 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 19 (16.67%) MCITP
4 19 (16.67%) MCSA
4 19 (16.67%) MCSE
4 19 (16.67%) MCTS
4 19 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (11.40%) ISEB
6 6 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.88%) CBAP
9 1 (0.88%) CCNA
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 24 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.75%) XenApp
4 2 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (17.54%) McAfee ePO
1 20 (17.54%) Netcool
2 10 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.88%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 30 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.18%) Citrix
3 20 (17.54%) Intel Security
3 20 (17.54%) Veritas
4 17 (14.91%) HP
5 15 (13.16%) ILOG
6 10 (8.77%) Oracle
7 3 (2.63%) VMware
8 2 (1.75%) ESRI
8 2 (1.75%) Symantec
9 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco
9 1 (0.88%) IFS
9 1 (0.88%) IronPort
9 1 (0.88%) SAP
9 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.88%) ThinPrint
9 1 (0.88%) TSYS
9 1 (0.88%) Xerox
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