The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 68 45
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 13 23 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.43% 1.53% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.85% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 27
Median daily rate £374 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £271 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 769 1246 1177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.51% 82.63% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 696 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Edinburgh

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) Finance
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) JIRA
4 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
4 5 (20.83%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Management
5 4 (16.67%) QA
5 4 (16.67%) Selenium
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Release Management
7 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (4.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) GIS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) JMeter
3 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) Protractor
4 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) CGI
1 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.83%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Release Management
7 2 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Citrix
1 1 (4.17%) Dell
1 1 (4.17%) HP
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Northgate