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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 73 52 93
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +41
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 80 93 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.76% 3.07% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 3.84% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 25
Median daily rate £310 £342 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £260 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £381 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £30.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.01% -19.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +6.08%
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
2416 2421 2146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.45% 80.03% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1257 1178
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 67 39
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Glasgow +18 26 £365 +24.25% 4
Edinburgh -35 25 £295 -9.23% 6
Renfrewshire -25 14 £275 -22.53%
Stirling - 7 £350 -
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Fife - 2 - -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 55 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 54 (38.57%) SQL
3 49 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
4 45 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 41 (29.29%) Finance
5 41 (29.29%) Security Cleared
6 40 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 40 (28.57%) HP UFT
7 39 (27.86%) Change Management
8 38 (27.14%) Software Testing
9 37 (26.43%) Windows
10 33 (23.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (23.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (23.57%) MCITP
11 32 (22.86%) Citrix
12 31 (22.14%) Active Directory
12 31 (22.14%) Windows XP
12 31 (22.14%) Windows 7
12 31 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (21.43%) Hyper-V
13 30 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
13 30 (21.43%) MCTS
13 30 (21.43%) MCSE
13 30 (21.43%) MCSA
13 30 (21.43%) AIX
13 30 (21.43%) Netcool
13 30 (21.43%) Intel Security
13 30 (21.43%) Veritas
13 30 (21.43%) Clustering
14 29 (20.71%) SC Cleared

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 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.43%) IIS
2 2 (1.43%) JBoss
3 1 (0.71%) CMS
3 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.71%) SAS
3 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.29%) MS Office
3 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.43%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.71%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.71%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.43%) SAN
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.43%) MySQL
6 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 40 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 27 (19.29%) TestDirector
3 26 (18.57%) WinRunner
4 11 (7.86%) LoadRunner
5 7 (5.00%) Selenium
5 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.86%) FitNesse
6 4 (2.86%) StarTeam
6 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.14%) JIRA
8 2 (1.43%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.43%) JMeter
8 2 (1.43%) MSI
9 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (29.29%) Finance
2 27 (19.29%) Banking
3 18 (12.86%) Retail
4 7 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Law
7 2 (1.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Electronics
8 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 93 (66.43%) Analyst
2 83 (59.29%) Test Analyst
3 16 (11.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 16 (11.43%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 15 (10.71%) Tester
5 12 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) Banking Analyst
7 7 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 7 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.29%) Automation Tester
8 6 (4.29%) ETL Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) Financial Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Tester
8 6 (4.29%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.57%) Credit Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.14%) .NET
2 12 (8.57%) HTML
3 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.86%) jQuery
5 3 (2.14%) XML
6 2 (1.43%) WinForms
6 2 (1.43%) WPF
6 2 (1.43%) XSD
7 1 (0.71%) DHTML
7 1 (0.71%) DOM
7 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.71%) Node.js
7 1 (0.71%) Web Services
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.43%) Clustering
2 25 (17.86%) PDA
3 20 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.00%) SWIFT
5 6 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.86%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.86%) Equities
7 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.43%) Windows
2 33 (23.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (22.14%) Windows 7
3 31 (22.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (22.14%) Windows XP
4 30 (21.43%) AIX
5 6 (4.29%) Unix
6 5 (3.57%) Linux
6 5 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 39 (27.86%) Change Management
3 38 (27.14%) Software Testing
4 18 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (10.71%) Migration
5 15 (10.71%) Test Strategy
6 14 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 13 (9.29%) Security Testing
8 12 (8.57%) Test Planning
9 11 (7.86%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (7.86%) Performance Testing
10 9 (6.43%) Business Analysis
10 9 (6.43%) ETL
11 8 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 8 (5.71%) CRM
11 8 (5.71%) Data Migration
11 8 (5.71%) Project Management
12 7 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.57%) SQL
2 18 (12.86%) JavaScript
3 13 (9.29%) C#
4 11 (7.86%) VB
5 9 (6.43%) Java
6 6 (4.29%) C++
6 6 (4.29%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.57%) Python
7 5 (3.57%) VBScript
8 4 (2.86%) C
8 4 (2.86%) VB6
8 4 (2.86%) VBA
9 2 (1.43%) COBOL
9 2 (1.43%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 55 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 41 (29.29%) Security Cleared
3 33 (23.57%) MCITP
3 33 (23.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (21.43%) MCSA
4 30 (21.43%) MCSE
4 30 (21.43%) MCTS
5 29 (20.71%) SC Cleared
6 28 (20.00%) ISEB
7 12 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (2.86%) Degree
10 3 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) Solvency II
2 3 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.14%) QA
System Software
1 31 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 30 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 26 (18.57%) VMware ESX
4 14 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
2 30 (21.43%) Netcool
3 1 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 45 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 32 (22.86%) Citrix
3 30 (21.43%) Intel Security
3 30 (21.43%) Veritas
4 28 (20.00%) VMware
5 23 (16.43%) HP
6 18 (12.86%) Oracle
7 4 (2.86%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.86%) ILOG
8 3 (2.14%) Cisco
8 3 (2.14%) SAP
8 3 (2.14%) Siemens
9 2 (1.43%) IBM
9 2 (1.43%) TSYS
10 1 (0.71%) Genesys
10 1 (0.71%) Infor
10 1 (0.71%) Twitter
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago