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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 73 48 69
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 80 102 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.68% 3.39% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 4.27% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 63 42
Median daily rate £310 £342 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £385 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £30.50 £107.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.01% -71.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +20.30%
Test Scripting
UK

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
2480 2388 2024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.08% 79.26% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1285 1094
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 65 26
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Edinburgh -37 27 £310 -4.61% 5
Glasgow +14 23 £341 -14.75% 5
Renfrewshire -23 17 £267 -21.61%
Stirling - 7 £350 -
Fife - 2 - -
Aberdeen +6 1 - -
Test Scripting
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 64 (42.67%) HP Quality Center
2 60 (40.00%) SQL
3 57 (38.00%) ISTQB
4 51 (34.00%) Finance
5 49 (32.67%) HP UFT
6 48 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 48 (32.00%) Test Automation
7 45 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 43 (28.67%) Windows
8 43 (28.67%) Change Management
9 40 (26.67%) Software Testing
10 39 (26.00%) VMware
11 38 (25.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (24.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 37 (24.67%) MCITP
13 34 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (22.67%) TestDirector
13 34 (22.67%) Active Directory
14 33 (22.00%) Citrix
14 33 (22.00%) Windows XP
14 33 (22.00%) SC Cleared
14 33 (22.00%) Windows 7
15 32 (21.33%) Hyper-V
15 32 (21.33%) MCTS
15 32 (21.33%) MCSE
15 32 (21.33%) MCSA
15 32 (21.33%) WinRunner
16 31 (20.67%) Veritas
16 31 (20.67%) Netcool
16 31 (20.67%) Intel Security

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 2 (1.33%) IIS
1 2 (1.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.67%) CMS
2 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.67%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (0.67%) Node.js
2 1 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.67%) SAS
2 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.67%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.33%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.33%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.67%) DNS
2 1 (0.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.67%) SAN
2 1 (0.67%) Skype
2 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.00%) MySQL
7 2 (1.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.67%) Big Data
8 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.67%) HBase
8 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (32.67%) HP UFT
2 34 (22.67%) TestDirector
3 32 (21.33%) WinRunner
4 9 (6.00%) Selenium
4 9 (6.00%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.33%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.33%) MSI
8 4 (2.67%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.00%) JIRA
10 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.67%) jMock
10 1 (0.67%) Mockito
10 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 51 (34.00%) Finance
2 30 (20.00%) Banking
3 18 (12.00%) Retail
4 9 (6.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Billing
5 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Law
6 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 99 (66.00%) Analyst
2 94 (62.67%) Test Analyst
3 19 (12.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 19 (12.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 19 (12.67%) Tester
4 12 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 8 (5.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 8 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (4.67%) Banking Analyst
6 7 (4.67%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) Automation Tester
7 6 (4.00%) Infrastructure Tester
8 5 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Developer
8 5 (3.33%) ETL Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.33%) .NET
2 15 (10.00%) HTML
3 12 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.00%) XML
5 5 (3.33%) WinForms
5 5 (3.33%) WPF
5 5 (3.33%) XSD
6 2 (1.33%) DHTML
6 2 (1.33%) DOM
6 2 (1.33%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.33%) JSON
6 2 (1.33%) SOAP
6 2 (1.33%) Web Services
7 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.67%) CSS
7 1 (0.67%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.67%) JAXB
7 1 (0.67%) JDBC
7 1 (0.67%) JMS
7 1 (0.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.67%) Clustering
1 31 (20.67%) PDA
2 24 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.33%) Credit Risk
4 6 (4.00%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) Equities
7 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.67%) Windows
2 38 (25.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (22.00%) Windows 7
4 33 (22.00%) Windows XP
5 31 (20.67%) AIX
6 10 (6.67%) Linux
7 9 (6.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (4.00%) Unix
9 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.00%) Test Automation
2 43 (28.67%) Change Management
3 40 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 21 (14.00%) Test Strategy
5 19 (12.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (9.33%) Security Testing
7 13 (8.67%) Defect Management
8 12 (8.00%) Performance Testing
9 11 (7.33%) Migration
10 10 (6.67%) ETL
10 10 (6.67%) Functional Testing
10 10 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (6.00%) Project Management
11 9 (6.00%) Test Planning
12 8 (5.33%) Automated Testing
13 7 (4.67%) Configuration Management
13 7 (4.67%) CRM
13 7 (4.67%) Knowledge Management
14 6 (4.00%) Asset Management
14 6 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.00%) SQL
2 16 (10.67%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.67%) C#
4 11 (7.33%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.00%) Java
5 9 (6.00%) VBScript
6 7 (4.67%) C
6 7 (4.67%) C++
6 7 (4.67%) VB
7 5 (3.33%) COBOL
7 5 (3.33%) PL/1
7 5 (3.33%) Python
7 5 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.67%) Perl
9 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.67%) Ruby
9 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (38.00%) ISTQB
2 45 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 37 (24.67%) MCITP
3 37 (24.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (22.00%) SC Cleared
5 32 (21.33%) MCSA
5 32 (21.33%) MCSE
5 32 (21.33%) MCTS
6 27 (18.00%) ISEB
7 14 (9.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (8.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (4.67%) Degree
10 5 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.33%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 32 (21.33%) Hyper-V
3 31 (20.67%) VMware ESX
4 19 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.33%) Firmware
6 1 (0.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 64 (42.67%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (20.67%) McAfee ePO
2 31 (20.67%) Netcool
3 1 (0.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 48 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.00%) VMware
3 33 (22.00%) Citrix
4 31 (20.67%) Intel Security
4 31 (20.67%) Veritas
5 26 (17.33%) Oracle
6 23 (15.33%) HP
7 6 (4.00%) Ab Initio
8 5 (3.33%) Cisco
9 3 (2.00%) SAP
10 2 (1.33%) Genesys
10 2 (1.33%) IBM
10 2 (1.33%) Siemens
11 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.67%) Sybase
11 1 (0.67%) Twitter
11 1 (0.67%) Verint
Glasgow
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 per day
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