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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 67 94 65
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -29
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 57 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.07% 0.90% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 1.28% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 19
Average daily rate
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£349 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.90% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £218 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £416 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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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
2092 1721 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 70.53% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 876 773
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 31
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £21.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +52.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.38 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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
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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 +3 28 £300 +23.71% 3
Glasgow +9 16 £413 - 1
Fife - - - - 3
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Test Scripting
UK

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (43.27%) Finance
2 37 (35.58%) SQL
3 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
4 29 (27.88%) ISTQB
5 26 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 26 (25.00%) Windows
6 24 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 23 (22.12%) Oracle
8 21 (20.19%) Change Management
9 20 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (18.27%) Security Cleared
11 18 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (16.35%) SC Cleared
13 16 (15.38%) HP
14 15 (14.42%) Oracle EBS
14 15 (14.42%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (14.42%) Automated Testing
14 15 (14.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (13.46%) TestDirector
15 14 (13.46%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (12.50%) Citrix
16 13 (12.50%) Windows XP
16 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (12.50%) Workflow
16 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
16 13 (12.50%) Windows 7
17 12 (11.54%) Test Strategy
17 12 (11.54%) Banking
17 12 (11.54%) PDA

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (8.65%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Office
2 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (14.42%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.85%) Markit EDM
4 3 (2.88%) Eagle STAR
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.96%) Agresso
6 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.96%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.92%) SAN
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 6 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.88%) BODI
5 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.92%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.96%) MS Access
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.96%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (14.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (13.46%) TestDirector
3 12 (11.54%) WinRunner
4 6 (5.77%) JIRA
5 5 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.81%) Grunt
5 5 (4.81%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (3.85%) Selenium
7 3 (2.88%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.92%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.92%) Toad
8 2 (1.92%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.96%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.96%) JMeter
9 1 (0.96%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 45 (43.27%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (43.27%) Analyst
2 35 (33.65%) Test Analyst
3 13 (12.50%) Consultant
4 12 (11.54%) Tester
5 10 (9.62%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.77%) Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Oracle Consultant
8 5 (4.81%) Wintel Consultant
9 4 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Front-End Web Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Oracle Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Oracle Support Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.88%) Change Manager
10 3 (2.88%) Test Specialist
10 3 (2.88%) UAT Manager
10 3 (2.88%) OBIEE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) HTML
2 5 (4.81%) CSS
2 5 (4.81%) HTML5
2 5 (4.81%) D3.js
2 5 (4.81%) Sass
2 5 (4.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.85%) .NET
4 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.88%) JSP
4 3 (2.88%) Web Services
5 2 (1.92%) COM
5 2 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.96%) XML
6 1 (0.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.54%) PDA
3 11 (10.58%) Clustering
4 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.81%) Open Source
6 4 (3.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.92%) Social Media
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.96%) Physics
8 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.96%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.00%) Windows
2 18 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 13 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (10.58%) AIX
4 11 (10.58%) UNIX
5 6 (5.77%) Windows 2000
6 4 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 21 (20.19%) Change Management
3 20 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (14.42%) Automated Testing
4 15 (14.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (12.50%) Workflow
5 13 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 12 (11.54%) Test Strategy
7 11 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (9.62%) ERP
8 10 (9.62%) Migration
9 8 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 7 (6.73%) Project Management
10 7 (6.73%) Performance Testing
11 6 (5.77%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.77%) Test Management
12 5 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (4.81%) Test Planning
12 5 (4.81%) Change Control
12 5 (4.81%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.58%) SQL
2 10 (9.62%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.85%) VB
4 4 (3.85%) Python
5 3 (2.88%) JCL
5 3 (2.88%) Java
6 2 (1.92%) VBScript
6 2 (1.92%) Perl
6 2 (1.92%) Ruby
6 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.96%) ABAP
7 1 (0.96%) XPath
7 1 (0.96%) C#
7 1 (0.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (27.88%) ISTQB
2 19 (18.27%) Security Cleared
3 17 (16.35%) SC Cleared
4 12 (11.54%) MCSE
4 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (10.58%) MCTS
5 11 (10.58%) MCITP
5 11 (10.58%) MCSA
6 8 (7.69%) ISEB
6 8 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.88%) Degree
8 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.96%) CCNP
9 1 (0.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) QA
2 6 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.96%) DICOM
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) VMware ESX
1 11 (10.58%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.96%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 26 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (11.54%) Netcool
3 11 (10.58%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.92%) Control-M
5 1 (0.96%) Nessus
5 1 (0.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 23 (22.12%) Oracle
3 16 (15.38%) HP
4 13 (12.50%) Citrix
5 12 (11.54%) Veritas
5 12 (11.54%) VMware
6 11 (10.58%) McAfee
7 4 (3.85%) Vermilion
7 4 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.92%) Siebel
8 2 (1.92%) IBM
9 1 (0.96%) Sun
9 1 (0.96%) SAP
9 1 (0.96%) Sybase
9 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.96%) Remedy
9 1 (0.96%) Informatica
9 1 (0.96%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 1 (0.96%) Teradata