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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 40 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 104 63 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.39% 2.37% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 3.26% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 39 39
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£342 £325 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -7.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.50 £107.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.62% +138.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £73.65 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +130.14%
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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
2352 1933 1689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.61% 72.81% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1027 876
Average daily rate £375 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 23 25
Average hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.40% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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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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 +14 53 £325 +13.04% 7
Glasgow -2 16 £500 +53.84% 4
Dundee +6 5 £280 - 2
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 1
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Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 56 (35.44%) HP Quality Center
2 47 (29.75%) Finance
3 41 (25.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 39 (24.68%) Microsoft
5 33 (20.89%) Change Management
6 32 (20.25%) SQL
6 32 (20.25%) Software Testing
7 31 (19.62%) Banking
8 30 (18.99%) Windows
9 24 (15.19%) ISTQB
9 24 (15.19%) Security Cleared
10 22 (13.92%) SC Cleared
10 22 (13.92%) MS Excel
11 20 (12.66%) ISEB
12 19 (12.03%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (12.03%) HP
12 19 (12.03%) Test Automation
13 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (11.39%) Windows XP
13 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (11.39%) TestDirector
14 17 (10.76%) VMware
15 16 (10.13%) Windows 7
15 16 (10.13%) PDA
15 16 (10.13%) QA
15 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (10.13%) MCSE
15 16 (10.13%) Citrix
16 15 (9.49%) WinRunner

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.90%) ArcGIS
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.90%) ArcSDE
3 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.27%) Confluence
3 2 (1.27%) IIS
3 2 (1.27%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) SAS
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 22 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.53%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.80%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (2.53%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.90%) Markit EDM
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.63%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.63%) Agresso
5 1 (0.63%) Eagle STAR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.06%) Firewall
2 7 (4.43%) LAN
2 7 (4.43%) WAN
2 7 (4.43%) VPN
2 7 (4.43%) Network Security
3 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.27%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.27%) SSL
4 2 (1.27%) SAN
4 2 (1.27%) Internet
4 2 (1.27%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (1.90%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.63%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (0.63%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (0.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.63%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 19 (12.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (11.39%) TestDirector
3 15 (9.49%) WinRunner
4 6 (3.80%) JIRA
5 5 (3.16%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.53%) Selenium
7 3 (1.90%) WebLOAD
7 3 (1.90%) FitNesse
7 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.90%) WinDbg
7 3 (1.90%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.90%) NUnit
7 3 (1.90%) Toad
7 3 (1.90%) JUnit
8 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
9 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.63%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
General
1 47 (29.75%) Finance
2 31 (19.62%) Banking
3 9 (5.70%) Retail
4 7 (4.43%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.27%) Advertising
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (55.06%) Analyst
2 75 (47.47%) Test Analyst
3 20 (12.66%) Consultant
4 15 (9.49%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (8.23%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (6.96%) Test Engineer
7 10 (6.33%) Tester
7 10 (6.33%) PeopleSoft Consultant
8 9 (5.70%) Test Manager
9 8 (5.06%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.43%) Payroll Consultant
11 6 (3.80%) Test Leader
12 5 (3.16%) Security Architect
12 5 (3.16%) Architect
13 4 (2.53%) SAP Consultant
13 4 (2.53%) SAP ISU Consultant
13 4 (2.53%) CRM Analyst
14 3 (1.90%) UAT Manager
14 3 (1.90%) Financial Business Analyst
14 3 (1.90%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.06%) .NET
2 5 (3.16%) HTML
3 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.90%) JSP
4 3 (1.90%) Web Services
4 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.27%) XML
6 1 (0.63%) XSL
6 1 (0.63%) COM
6 1 (0.63%) CSS
6 1 (0.63%) Ajax
6 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.63%) jQuery
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.63%) HTML5
6 1 (0.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.13%) PDA
2 14 (8.86%) Clustering
3 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.90%) GIS
4 3 (1.90%) Online Banking
4 3 (1.90%) Device Driver
4 3 (1.90%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.90%) Open Source
5 2 (1.27%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Equities
6 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.63%) W3C
6 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.99%) Windows
2 18 (11.39%) Windows XP
2 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (10.13%) Windows 7
4 14 (8.86%) AIX
5 6 (3.80%) UNIX
6 4 (2.53%) Linux
7 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.90%) Android
8 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 33 (20.89%) Change Management
3 32 (20.25%) Software Testing
4 19 (12.03%) Test Automation
5 18 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (8.23%) Data Analysis
7 12 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (7.59%) Test Strategy
8 11 (6.96%) Use Case
8 11 (6.96%) CRM
8 11 (6.96%) Project Management
9 10 (6.33%) GAP Analysis
10 9 (5.70%) Migration
11 8 (5.06%) Workflow
11 8 (5.06%) Validation
11 8 (5.06%) Performance Testing
11 8 (5.06%) Integration Testing
11 8 (5.06%) Test Planning
12 7 (4.43%) Security Architecture
12 7 (4.43%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.25%) SQL
2 7 (4.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.53%) C
3 4 (2.53%) ABAP
4 3 (1.90%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.90%) C++
5 2 (1.27%) XPath
6 1 (0.63%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) Ruby
6 1 (0.63%) Java
6 1 (0.63%) C#
6 1 (0.63%) Perl
6 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (15.19%) ISTQB
1 24 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.66%) ISEB
4 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (10.13%) MCSE
5 14 (8.86%) MCSA
5 14 (8.86%) MCTS
5 14 (8.86%) MCITP
6 6 (3.80%) Degree
6 6 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.90%) CISSP
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.27%) CISM
8 2 (1.27%) CCNP
8 2 (1.27%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) CEH
9 1 (0.63%) OSCP
9 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.13%) QA
2 7 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (8.86%) VMware ESX
1 14 (8.86%) Hyper-V
2 8 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 56 (35.44%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (8.86%) Netcool
2 14 (8.86%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.27%) Control-M
3 2 (1.27%) Nessus
3 2 (1.27%) Nmap
4 1 (0.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.63%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 39 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.03%) HP
3 17 (10.76%) VMware
4 16 (10.13%) Citrix
5 15 (9.49%) Veritas
6 14 (8.86%) McAfee
7 13 (8.23%) Oracle
8 10 (6.33%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (4.43%) SAP
10 5 (3.16%) F5
10 5 (3.16%) Varonis
11 4 (2.53%) Teradata
12 3 (1.90%) Netezza
12 3 (1.90%) Veeam
12 3 (1.90%) ESRI
12 3 (1.90%) Informatica
13 2 (1.27%) IBM
14 1 (0.63%) Vermilion
14 1 (0.63%) Adobe
14 1 (0.63%) Sun
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