The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Stirling region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 15 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 4.62% 11.96% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% 15.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate £318 £406 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
46 72 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 70.77% 78.26% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 29
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
Scotland

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 20 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (33.33%) Control-M
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) HP