Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 90 80
Rank change year-on-year +19 -10 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 66 28 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.25% 1.33% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 1.59% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 44
Edinburgh median daily rate £300 £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -9.23% +13.04%
10th Percentile £255 £210 £224
90th Percentile £488 £410 £456
Scotland median daily rate £300 £281 £325
% change year-on-year +6.95% -13.69% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £30.50

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2473 1758 2669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.37% 83.67% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1445 1014 1376
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +0.55% -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £262
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +9.80% +12.62%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.30 £12.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.35 £40.37
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 25 November 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 38 (57.58%) Banking
2 31 (46.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (28.79%) Retail Banking
4 19 (28.79%) Scenario Testing
5 18 (27.27%) Finance
6 16 (24.24%) ISTQB
7 10 (15.15%) ISEB
7 10 (15.15%) Selenium
8 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (13.64%) Java
9 8 (12.12%) Internet
9 8 (12.12%) Migration
9 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (9.09%) HP
10 6 (9.09%) SAP
10 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.58%) Fund Accounting
11 5 (7.58%) SQL
11 5 (7.58%) Oracle
11 5 (7.58%) ETL
11 5 (7.58%) Scrum
11 5 (7.58%) Software Testing
12 4 (6.06%) SAP HR
12 4 (6.06%) ITIL
12 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (6.06%) JBoss
12 4 (6.06%) SOA

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 4 (6.06%) JBoss
2 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.52%) Primavera
2 1 (1.52%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.52%) Sauce Labs
1 1 (1.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.03%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Selenium
2 4 (6.06%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.52%) Appium
5 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.52%) Maven
5 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.52%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (57.58%) Banking
2 19 (28.79%) Retail Banking
3 18 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (78.79%) Analyst
2 44 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.18%) Banking Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Test Manager
5 7 (10.61%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) SAP Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) SAP Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) UAT Manager
7 4 (6.06%) UAT Test Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) HR Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) SAP HR Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.55%) Tester
8 3 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Drools
1 4 (6.06%) Java EE
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
2 2 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (1.52%) SOAP
3 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.06%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Unix
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.97%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (28.79%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (12.12%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (12.12%) Migration
4 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 5 (7.58%) ETL
6 5 (7.58%) Fund Accounting
6 5 (7.58%) Scrum
6 5 (7.58%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Defect Management
7 4 (6.06%) ITIL
7 4 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Performance Testing
7 4 (6.06%) SOA
7 4 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Test Planning
8 3 (4.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) Java
2 5 (7.58%) SQL
3 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.52%) Dart
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) ISTQB
2 10 (15.15%) ISEB
3 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) HP
1 6 (9.09%) SAP
2 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Teradata
4 1 (1.52%) CA
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow