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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 59 80 58
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 84 47 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.55% 1.70% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 2.18% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 21 32
Average daily rate
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£330 £348 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £215 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £379 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.96% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.11%
Test Scripting
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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
2627 2154 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.70% 78.07% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1096 864
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £156.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +2 37 £350 +25.00% 3
Glasgow +28 31 £316 +3.68% 9
Highlands - 6 £308 -
Dundee - 4 - - 1
Fife -8 1 £275 +37.50%
West Lothian - 1 £330 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 79 (43.65%) Finance
2 61 (33.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 51 (28.18%) Banking
4 40 (22.10%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (17.13%) Microsoft
6 30 (16.57%) Windows
6 30 (16.57%) QA
7 26 (14.36%) SQL
7 26 (14.36%) Test Planning
8 25 (13.81%) ISEB
8 25 (13.81%) Retail
9 23 (12.71%) MS Excel
10 22 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (11.60%) Software Testing
12 20 (11.05%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (11.05%) SAS
12 20 (11.05%) Validation
12 20 (11.05%) Non-Functional Testing
13 19 (10.50%) Analytics
13 19 (10.50%) Test Management
14 14 (7.73%) ISTQB
14 14 (7.73%) Retail Banking
14 14 (7.73%) .NET
15 12 (6.63%) Integration Testing
15 12 (6.63%) VMware
15 12 (6.63%) SDLC
16 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (6.08%) Business Analysis
16 11 (6.08%) Performance Testing
16 11 (6.08%) HP UFT

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 20 (11.05%) SAS
2 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.66%) IIS
4 2 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.42%) MS Office
3 4 (2.21%) MS Project
3 4 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.66%) LatentZero
2 3 (1.66%) Front Arena
2 3 (1.66%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.66%) Eagle PACE
2 3 (1.66%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) Network Security
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
2 1 (0.55%) WAN
2 1 (0.55%) VPN
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.05%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.31%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.55%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.55%) Big Data
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) MySQL
7 1 (0.55%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (6.08%) HP UFT
2 9 (4.97%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.97%) Selenium
3 8 (4.42%) WinDbg
4 7 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.31%) TestDirector
6 3 (1.66%) WinRunner
7 2 (1.10%) Toad
7 2 (1.10%) JIRA
7 2 (1.10%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.55%) Subversion
8 1 (0.55%) Maven
8 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.55%) Ant
8 1 (0.55%) JUnit
8 1 (0.55%) Gradle
8 1 (0.55%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 79 (43.65%) Finance
2 51 (28.18%) Banking
3 25 (13.81%) Retail
4 14 (7.73%) Retail Banking
5 11 (6.08%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.76%) Legal
7 4 (2.21%) Front Office
8 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.10%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 108 (59.67%) Analyst
2 88 (48.62%) Test Analyst
3 19 (10.50%) Test Leader
4 17 (9.39%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (8.84%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (7.73%) Business Analyst
7 13 (7.18%) Tester
8 11 (6.08%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) Test Manager
10 7 (3.87%) Developer
11 5 (2.76%) Author
11 5 (2.76%) Banking Business Analyst
12 4 (2.21%) Validation Engineer
12 4 (2.21%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.21%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.21%) Automation Tester
13 3 (1.66%) Payments Business Analyst
13 3 (1.66%) Data Analyst
13 3 (1.66%) CRM Analyst
13 3 (1.66%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.73%) .NET
2 7 (3.87%) AngularJS
3 6 (3.31%) XML
4 5 (2.76%) Ajax
4 5 (2.76%) jQuery
4 5 (2.76%) Web Services
4 5 (2.76%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.21%) CSS
5 4 (2.21%) HTML
5 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.21%) HTML5
5 4 (2.21%) CSS3
6 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.55%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.55%) MyBatis
7 1 (0.55%) JAX-WS
7 1 (0.55%) RESTful
7 1 (0.55%) XSL
7 1 (0.55%) XSLT
7 1 (0.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.97%) Device Driver
3 6 (3.31%) Derivative
4 5 (2.76%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.76%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.66%) Data Conversion
5 3 (1.66%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.66%) Swaptions
5 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.66%) Clustering
5 3 (1.66%) IVR
5 3 (1.66%) PDA
5 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.10%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.10%) W3C
6 2 (1.10%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.55%) FMCG
7 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.57%) Windows
2 8 (4.42%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.31%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.31%) Android
4 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.21%) UNIX
5 3 (1.66%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.55%) Linux
6 1 (0.55%) VME
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.70%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (14.36%) Test Planning
3 22 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (11.60%) Software Testing
5 20 (11.05%) Validation
5 20 (11.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 19 (10.50%) Analytics
6 19 (10.50%) Test Management
7 12 (6.63%) Integration Testing
7 12 (6.63%) SDLC
8 11 (6.08%) Performance Testing
8 11 (6.08%) Migration
8 11 (6.08%) Business Analysis
9 9 (4.97%) Document Management
9 9 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.97%) Change Management
9 9 (4.97%) Test Strategy
10 8 (4.42%) Regression Testing
11 7 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (3.87%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.36%) SQL
2 10 (5.52%) C++
3 9 (4.97%) C
4 8 (4.42%) C#
5 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.76%) XPath
7 4 (2.21%) Java
8 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.55%) Python
9 1 (0.55%) XQuery
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.55%) COBOL
9 1 (0.55%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (13.81%) ISEB
2 14 (7.73%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.97%) Degree
3 9 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.66%) CISSP
5 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.66%) MCSE
5 3 (1.66%) MCSA
5 3 (1.66%) MCTS
5 3 (1.66%) MCITP
6 2 (1.10%) CISM
7 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.55%) CEH
7 1 (0.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.57%) QA
2 9 (4.97%) GxP
3 3 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.10%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) DICOM
System Software
1 7 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.66%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) XenApp
3 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (22.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) Netcool
2 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 31 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.63%) VMware
3 9 (4.97%) HP
4 7 (3.87%) Verint
5 6 (3.31%) Veeam
5 6 (3.31%) Oracle
6 4 (2.21%) Citrix
6 4 (2.21%) Telerik
7 3 (1.66%) Genesys
7 3 (1.66%) Informatica
7 3 (1.66%) Veritas
7 3 (1.66%) McAfee
7 3 (1.66%) Charles River
7 3 (1.66%) Teradata
8 2 (1.10%) Sybase
8 2 (1.10%) SAP
8 2 (1.10%) Adobe
9 1 (0.55%) Temenos
9 1 (0.55%) Netezza
9 1 (0.55%) AppSense
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