The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 25 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 0.90% 4.65% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 5.56% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £550 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.72% +111.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
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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 Stirling region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 80.18% 83.72% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 36
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Scripting across the Stirling region.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Test Scripting
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) EMIR
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) French Language

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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.

General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) French Language
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
1 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center