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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
UK / Scotland
Rank 79 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 67 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 2.60% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 3.14% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 44 46
Median daily rate £325 £285 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -19.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £241 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £378 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.88 £43.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.89% +27.40%

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
1462 2131 2215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.02% 82.60% 80.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 1142 1258
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 40
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +9 12 £350 +25.00% 2
Glasgow +4 12 £300 +9.09% 4
Fife 0 2 £283 +25.55%
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 21 (27.63%) ISTQB
2 19 (25.00%) Windows
2 19 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (23.68%) Software Testing
4 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (21.05%) SQL
5 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
6 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (19.74%) Windows XP
6 15 (19.74%) Active Directory
6 15 (19.74%) Citrix
7 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
7 14 (18.42%) Change Management
8 13 (17.11%) Finance
8 13 (17.11%) Clustering
8 13 (17.11%) StarTeam
8 13 (17.11%) AIX
8 13 (17.11%) Java
8 13 (17.11%) Veritas
8 13 (17.11%) Netcool
8 13 (17.11%) Intel Security
8 13 (17.11%) Windows 10
8 13 (17.11%) Smoke Testing
8 13 (17.11%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (15.79%) Office 365
9 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
9 12 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation

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 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Office 365
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) Boomi
3 1 (1.32%) GitHub
3 1 (1.32%) IaaS
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) ATM
2 2 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.63%) GIS
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) StarTeam
2 10 (13.16%) Selenium
3 9 (11.84%) JIRA
4 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.95%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.63%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.32%) GitLab
7 1 (1.32%) JMeter
7 1 (1.32%) Maven
7 1 (1.32%) Protractor
7 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.32%) TestNG
7 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.32%) YouTrack
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Billing
3 1 (1.32%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Test Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Tester
4 7 (9.21%) Test Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Consultant
7 4 (5.26%) Java Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Data Modeller
8 3 (3.95%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) JSON
2 5 (6.58%) RESTful
3 4 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (1.32%) CGI
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Clustering
2 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.26%) EPoS
5 2 (2.63%) PDA
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
3 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (19.74%) Windows XP
4 13 (17.11%) AIX
4 13 (17.11%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (23.68%) Software Testing
3 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (18.42%) Change Management
5 13 (17.11%) Smoke Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (11.84%) Release Management
8 7 (9.21%) Test Management
9 6 (7.89%) ITIL
9 6 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Performance Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Scrum
9 6 (7.89%) SOA
10 5 (6.58%) BDD
10 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.58%) Manual Testing
10 5 (6.58%) Microservices
10 5 (6.58%) SDLC
11 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 13 (17.11%) Java
3 10 (13.16%) C#
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.26%) C++
5 4 (5.26%) VB
5 4 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.26%) VB6
5 4 (5.26%) VBA
6 2 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) ISTQB
2 12 (15.79%) MCITP
2 12 (15.79%) MCSA
2 12 (15.79%) MCSE
2 12 (15.79%) MCTS
2 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.21%) ISEB
5 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.32%) CCNA
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.32%) Degree
7 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) McAfee ePO
1 13 (17.11%) Netcool
2 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.74%) Citrix
3 13 (17.11%) Intel Security
3 13 (17.11%) Veritas
4 5 (6.58%) HP
5 4 (5.26%) ILOG
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (1.32%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) ESRI
7 1 (1.32%) Northgate
7 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec
7 1 (1.32%) VMware
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