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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 71 34
Rank change year-on-year +17 -37  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 28 27 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.33% 1.99% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.33% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 40
Median daily rate £275 £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.77% -9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £378 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £345 £338
% change year-on-year -1.44% +2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 1007 1158 1200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.71% 85.40% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 637 640
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 20 (48.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (39.02%) Banking
3 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.83%) Finance
4 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
4 11 (26.83%) Scenario Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Retail
5 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
5 10 (24.39%) ISEB
6 9 (21.95%) Retail Banking
6 9 (21.95%) Selenium
7 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
8 6 (14.63%) Manual Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Java
8 6 (14.63%) Test Planning
9 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
9 5 (12.20%) Scrum
9 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
10 4 (9.76%) BDD
10 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
10 4 (9.76%) QA
10 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
10 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
11 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (7.32%) HP
11 3 (7.32%) JIRA
11 3 (7.32%) Jenkins

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 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) MultiFonds
1 1 (2.44%) Primavera
1 1 (2.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Boomi
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.44%) GIS
1 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.20%) LoadRunner
4 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.32%) JIRA
6 2 (4.88%) JMeter
7 1 (2.44%) Appium
7 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.44%) Maven
7 1 (2.44%) Protractor
7 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (39.02%) Banking
2 11 (26.83%) Finance
3 10 (24.39%) Retail
4 9 (21.95%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Analyst
2 27 (65.85%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Test Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Tester
4 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.76%) UAT Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) UAT Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
1 1 (2.44%) HTML5
1 1 (2.44%) Node.js
1 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Unix
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) Scenario Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
4 6 (14.63%) Manual Testing
4 6 (14.63%) Test Planning
5 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Scrum
6 4 (9.76%) BDD
6 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
6 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.88%) Fund Accounting
8 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
9 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Dart
4 1 (2.44%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) ISEB
1 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) HP
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) BISAM
3 1 (2.44%) CA
3 1 (2.44%) Dell
3 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.44%) Northgate
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.44%) Teradata