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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 55 59 84
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 69 85 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.08% 2.59% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 3.17% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 23
Median daily rate £288 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £270 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £408 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £30.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+12.68% +8.92%
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
1848 2681 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.57% 81.71% 79.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1396 1120
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 28
Median hourly rate £38.50 £30.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +8 23 £315 - 1
Edinburgh -15 18 £290 -13.10% 2
Renfrewshire - 18 £275 - 1
Aberdeen +10 4 £333 - 1
West Lothian +10 3 £230 -30.30%
Stirling - 1 - -
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 46 (31.29%) Security Cleared
2 45 (30.61%) ISTQB
3 41 (27.89%) SQL
3 41 (27.89%) Microsoft
4 40 (27.21%) HP Quality Center
5 36 (24.49%) HP
5 36 (24.49%) Finance
6 35 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 33 (22.45%) HP UFT
8 32 (21.77%) .NET
9 29 (19.73%) JavaScript
10 28 (19.05%) C#
10 28 (19.05%) Windows
11 27 (18.37%) Banking
12 26 (17.69%) Test Automation
12 26 (17.69%) ISEB
13 25 (17.01%) Software Testing
14 24 (16.33%) Change Management
15 23 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (15.65%) Citrix
15 23 (15.65%) Active Directory
15 23 (15.65%) SQL Server
16 22 (14.97%) VB
16 22 (14.97%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (14.97%) MCITP
16 22 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (13.61%) User Acceptance Testing
18 19 (12.93%) Hyper-V
18 19 (12.93%) Windows 7
18 19 (12.93%) McAfee ePO

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 7 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.36%) JBoss
4 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.68%) SAS
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.12%) MS Office
3 5 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.72%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.36%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.36%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.68%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) Office 365
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.04%) Wireless
2 2 (1.36%) SAN
3 1 (0.68%) DHCP
3 1 (0.68%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.88%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.36%) GIS
5 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (22.45%) HP UFT
2 13 (8.84%) TestDirector
2 13 (8.84%) WinRunner
3 10 (6.80%) LoadRunner
4 6 (4.08%) StarTeam
4 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.40%) Selenium
6 4 (2.72%) FitNesse
6 4 (2.72%) JIRA
6 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.36%) JMeter
8 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.68%) MSI
General
1 36 (24.49%) Finance
2 27 (18.37%) Banking
3 16 (10.88%) Retail
4 8 (5.44%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.04%) Electronics
6 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Law
7 2 (1.36%) Marketing
7 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (53.06%) Analyst
2 63 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 15 (10.20%) Tester
4 14 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 14 (9.52%) Developer
5 10 (6.80%) Test Manager
6 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (6.12%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Automation Tester
7 8 (5.44%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.08%) ETL Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.40%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.40%) Applications Support Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Credit Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.77%) .NET
2 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 14 (9.52%) HTML
3 12 (8.16%) jQuery
4 3 (2.04%) XML
5 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.68%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.68%) React
5 1 (0.68%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.68%) WinForms
5 1 (0.68%) WPF
5 1 (0.68%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.93%) Clustering
2 14 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.16%) PDA
4 10 (6.80%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.40%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.72%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.72%) Equities
8 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.05%) Windows
2 23 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (12.93%) AIX
4 19 (12.93%) Windows 7
4 19 (12.93%) Windows XP
5 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.44%) Unix
7 6 (4.08%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.08%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.69%) Test Automation
2 25 (17.01%) Software Testing
3 24 (16.33%) Change Management
4 20 (13.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (12.93%) Smoke Testing
6 15 (10.20%) ITIL
7 14 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 14 (9.52%) Migration
7 14 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (8.84%) CRM
8 13 (8.84%) Functional Testing
8 13 (8.84%) ITIL V3
8 13 (8.84%) Release Management
8 13 (8.84%) Test Planning
9 12 (8.16%) Test Strategy
10 11 (7.48%) Business Analysis
10 11 (7.48%) Security Testing
11 10 (6.80%) Defect Management
11 10 (6.80%) Performance Testing
12 9 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.89%) SQL
2 29 (19.73%) JavaScript
3 28 (19.05%) C#
4 22 (14.97%) VB
5 15 (10.20%) Java
6 14 (9.52%) C++
7 13 (8.84%) VB.NET
7 13 (8.84%) VBA
8 12 (8.16%) VB6
9 5 (3.40%) C
10 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.72%) Python
11 3 (2.04%) VBScript
12 1 (0.68%) COBOL
12 1 (0.68%) Perl
12 1 (0.68%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 46 (31.29%) Security Cleared
2 45 (30.61%) ISTQB
3 35 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 26 (17.69%) ISEB
5 22 (14.97%) MCITP
5 22 (14.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (12.93%) MCSA
6 19 (12.93%) MCSE
6 19 (12.93%) MCTS
7 12 (8.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.36%) Degree
10 1 (0.68%) CBAP
10 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 2 (1.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (15.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.93%) Hyper-V
3 13 (8.84%) VMware ESX
4 10 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.36%) XenApp
5 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (27.21%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (12.93%) McAfee ePO
2 19 (12.93%) Netcool
3 1 (0.68%) Control-M
3 1 (0.68%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 41 (27.89%) Microsoft
2 36 (24.49%) HP
3 23 (15.65%) Citrix
4 19 (12.93%) Intel Security
4 19 (12.93%) Veritas
5 18 (12.24%) Oracle
6 16 (10.88%) VMware
7 12 (8.16%) ILOG
8 4 (2.72%) Ab Initio
9 3 (2.04%) Cisco
9 3 (2.04%) SAP
9 3 (2.04%) Siemens
10 2 (1.36%) Symantec
10 2 (1.36%) TSYS
11 1 (0.68%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.68%) IFS
11 1 (0.68%) IronPort
11 1 (0.68%) ThinPrint
11 1 (0.68%) Twitter
11 1 (0.68%) Xerox
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