The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 66 58 74
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 64 58 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.41% 2.49% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 3.51% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 18
Average daily rate £330 £351 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +17.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £107.50 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.50 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £73.65 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+130.14% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1916 1651 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.17% 71.01% 66.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 852 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
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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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -8 30 £288 -3.36% 3
Glasgow +13 14 £325 +5.69% 4
Stirling -4 3 £318 -21.84%
Dundee - 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 - -
Fife - - - -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (23.46%) Oracle
2 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
3 16 (19.75%) Java
3 16 (19.75%) Finance
3 16 (19.75%) Software Testing
4 15 (18.52%) Migration
5 14 (17.28%) Selenium
6 13 (16.05%) QA
6 13 (16.05%) SQL
7 12 (14.81%) Performance Testing
7 12 (14.81%) Banking
8 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
8 11 (13.58%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (13.58%) Windows
8 11 (13.58%) Change Management
9 10 (12.35%) SOA
9 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
9 10 (12.35%) Java EE
10 9 (11.11%) Fund Accounting
10 9 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 9 (11.11%) Oracle Database
10 9 (11.11%) HP
10 9 (11.11%) ISEB
10 9 (11.11%) JBoss
10 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
11 8 (9.88%) ERP
11 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
11 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
11 8 (9.88%) Drools

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (3.70%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) MS Project
2 3 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MultiFonds
2 7 (8.64%) Agresso
2 7 (8.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.47%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (2.47%) Markit EDM
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) ATM
1 1 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 9 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.94%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.23%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Selenium
2 7 (8.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (6.17%) TestDirector
4 4 (4.94%) Ant
4 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.94%) JDeveloper
4 4 (4.94%) Maven
4 4 (4.94%) JIRA
4 4 (4.94%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.94%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (3.70%) Subversion
5 3 (3.70%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.70%) WinRunner
5 3 (3.70%) PVCS
5 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.23%) JMeter
6 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.23%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Front Office
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (46.91%) Analyst
2 34 (41.98%) Test Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Tester
4 7 (8.64%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Consultant
5 5 (6.17%) Applications Packager
5 5 (6.17%) Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Oracle Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Functional Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Systems Tester
6 4 (4.94%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Test Leader
7 3 (3.70%) Business Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Performance Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Oracle Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) Java EE
2 8 (9.88%) Drools
3 6 (7.41%) Web Services
4 5 (6.17%) HTML
4 5 (6.17%) Software Packaging
4 5 (6.17%) Application Packaging
5 4 (4.94%) JSTL
5 4 (4.94%) J2EE
5 4 (4.94%) EJB
5 4 (4.94%) JSP
5 4 (4.94%) Servlets
5 4 (4.94%) SOAP
5 4 (4.94%) Struts
5 4 (4.94%) XML
5 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.94%) Spring
5 4 (4.94%) JSF
6 3 (3.70%) Tapestry
6 3 (3.70%) JMS
7 2 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.94%) GIS
2 4 (4.94%) PDA
3 3 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Derivative
4 1 (1.23%) CMDB
4 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.17%) UNIX
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (19.75%) Software Testing
3 15 (18.52%) Migration
4 12 (14.81%) Performance Testing
5 11 (13.58%) Change Management
6 10 (12.35%) SOA
6 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.11%) Fund Accounting
8 8 (9.88%) ERP
9 7 (8.64%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.64%) Investment Management
10 6 (7.41%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (7.41%) System Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Manual Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Scrum
11 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.17%) ITIL
12 4 (4.94%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) Java
2 13 (16.05%) SQL
3 7 (8.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) C#
4 1 (1.23%) C++
4 1 (1.23%) VB
4 1 (1.23%) Jython
4 1 (1.23%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.11%) ISEB
3 8 (9.88%) Degree
3 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.64%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.70%) MCSE
5 3 (3.70%) MCSA
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.70%) Sun Certification
5 3 (3.70%) OCPJP
5 3 (3.70%) MCTS
5 3 (3.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.05%) QA
2 5 (6.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.17%) SCCM
3 3 (3.70%) Netcool
3 3 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.47%) Control-M
5 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.23%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.23%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Oracle
1 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) JBoss
2 9 (11.11%) HP
3 5 (6.17%) AppSense
4 4 (4.94%) VMware
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix
5 3 (3.70%) Veritas
5 3 (3.70%) McAfee
5 3 (3.70%) Sun
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Cyber-Ark
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