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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 23 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 0.97% 6.00% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 6.67% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £463 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% +77.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -34.45%
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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
79 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 76.70% 90.00% 70.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 36
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) EMIR
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) French Language

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
1 1 (50.00%) Equity Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center