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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 48 78 62
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 95 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.26% 1.86% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 2.51% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 30 43
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£342 £300 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -16.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £221 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £389 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +28 60 £325 +38.15% 3
Glasgow -1 10 £300 +1.69% 5
Dundee +2 5 - -
Perth and Kinross - 4 £360 -
Renfrewshire -6 2 £355 -5.33%
West Lothian -7 1 £325 -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (33.72%) HP Quality Center
2 52 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 49 (28.49%) Finance
4 38 (22.09%) Banking
5 37 (21.51%) Microsoft
6 34 (19.77%) Windows
7 32 (18.60%) Software Testing
8 28 (16.28%) SQL
8 28 (16.28%) Change Management
9 27 (15.70%) QA
10 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
10 24 (13.95%) MS Excel
11 23 (13.37%) ISTQB
12 22 (12.79%) SC Cleared
13 21 (12.21%) ISEB
14 19 (11.05%) QuickTest Pro
15 18 (10.47%) TestDirector
15 18 (10.47%) Test Automation
15 18 (10.47%) Test Planning
16 17 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (9.88%) Retail
16 17 (9.88%) VMware
16 17 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (9.88%) Windows XP
17 16 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (9.30%) HP
17 16 (9.30%) Analytics
18 15 (8.72%) Citrix
18 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (8.72%) MCSE

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (6.40%) SAS
2 4 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.74%) ArcSDE
3 3 (1.74%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.16%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) JBoss
5 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.33%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.65%) Firewall
2 7 (4.07%) Network Security
2 7 (4.07%) LAN
2 7 (4.07%) WAN
2 7 (4.07%) VPN
3 3 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.16%) SSL
4 2 (1.16%) SAN
4 2 (1.16%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.16%) ATM
4 2 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.58%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.58%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.58%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (0.58%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (0.58%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (11.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (10.47%) TestDirector
3 14 (8.14%) WinRunner
4 5 (2.91%) JIRA
4 5 (2.91%) Selenium
4 5 (2.91%) LoadRunner
4 5 (2.91%) WinDbg
5 3 (1.74%) NUnit
5 3 (1.74%) WebLOAD
5 3 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.74%) Toad
5 3 (1.74%) JUnit
5 3 (1.74%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.58%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.58%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.58%) JMeter
7 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (28.49%) Finance
2 38 (22.09%) Banking
3 17 (9.88%) Retail
4 10 (5.81%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.16%) Advertising
5 2 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.58%) Front Office
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 95 (55.23%) Analyst
2 82 (47.67%) Test Analyst
3 18 (10.47%) Senior Analyst
4 17 (9.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 16 (9.30%) Consultant
6 12 (6.98%) Test Leader
6 12 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 11 (6.40%) Tester
8 10 (5.81%) Test Manager
9 9 (5.23%) PeopleSoft Consultant
9 9 (5.23%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.07%) Payroll Consultant
11 5 (2.91%) Security Architect
11 5 (2.91%) Architect
12 4 (2.33%) CRM Analyst
12 4 (2.33%) Developer
12 4 (2.33%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.33%) SAP ISU Consultant
12 4 (2.33%) SAP Consultant
13 3 (1.74%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.81%) .NET
2 7 (4.07%) HTML
3 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.33%) XML
5 3 (1.74%) Ajax
5 3 (1.74%) jQuery
5 3 (1.74%) CSS
5 3 (1.74%) JSP
5 3 (1.74%) Web Services
5 3 (1.74%) HTML5
5 3 (1.74%) CSS3
5 3 (1.74%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.58%) XSL
7 1 (0.58%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) PDA
2 13 (7.56%) Clustering
3 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.91%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.74%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.74%) GIS
5 3 (1.74%) Open Source
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.16%) W3C
6 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.16%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.16%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.58%) Equities
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.77%) Windows
2 17 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (9.88%) Windows XP
3 15 (8.72%) Windows 7
4 13 (7.56%) AIX
5 6 (3.49%) UNIX
6 4 (2.33%) Linux
7 3 (1.74%) Android
7 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.58%) VME
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 32 (18.60%) Software Testing
3 28 (16.28%) Change Management
4 18 (10.47%) Test Automation
4 18 (10.47%) Test Planning
5 16 (9.30%) Analytics
6 14 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.98%) Data Analysis
8 11 (6.40%) Migration
8 11 (6.40%) Test Strategy
9 10 (5.81%) CRM
9 10 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.81%) Project Management
9 10 (5.81%) Use Case
9 10 (5.81%) Performance Testing
9 10 (5.81%) Test Management
10 9 (5.23%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.23%) Validation
10 9 (5.23%) GAP Analysis
11 7 (4.07%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.28%) SQL
2 7 (4.07%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.49%) C
3 6 (3.49%) C++
4 4 (2.33%) ABAP
4 4 (2.33%) XPath
5 3 (1.74%) C#
5 3 (1.74%) Java
6 1 (0.58%) Ruby
6 1 (0.58%) Python
6 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.58%) VB
6 1 (0.58%) Perl
6 1 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 24 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.37%) ISTQB
3 22 (12.79%) SC Cleared
4 21 (12.21%) ISEB
5 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (8.72%) MCSE
6 13 (7.56%) MCSA
6 13 (7.56%) MCTS
6 13 (7.56%) MCITP
7 7 (4.07%) Degree
8 6 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.74%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.74%) CISSP
10 2 (1.16%) CISM
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.16%) CCNP
10 2 (1.16%) CCNA
11 1 (0.58%) CEH
11 1 (0.58%) HND
11 1 (0.58%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.70%) QA
2 7 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.58%) DICOM
System Software
1 13 (7.56%) VMware ESX
1 13 (7.56%) Hyper-V
2 8 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 58 (33.72%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (7.56%) Netcool
2 13 (7.56%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.16%) Nmap
3 2 (1.16%) Nessus
4 1 (0.58%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.58%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 37 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.88%) VMware
3 16 (9.30%) HP
4 15 (8.72%) Citrix
5 14 (8.14%) Veritas
6 13 (7.56%) McAfee
7 9 (5.23%) Oracle
7 9 (5.23%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (4.65%) SAP
9 5 (2.91%) Varonis
9 5 (2.91%) F5
10 4 (2.33%) Teradata
11 3 (1.74%) Telerik
11 3 (1.74%) Netezza
11 3 (1.74%) Veeam
11 3 (1.74%) ESRI
12 2 (1.16%) Informatica
12 2 (1.16%) Adobe
13 1 (0.58%) Cognos
13 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
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