The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Fife 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Scotland / Fife
Rank 7 6 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 8.33% 11.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.00% 11.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £283 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 Fife with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Fife
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 20 26 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 83.33% 96.30% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 9
Median daily rate £316 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £158 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £400 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £34.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.88% -24.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Fife 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 Fife

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Fife

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Fife

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Fife region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline -3 2 £283 +25.55%
Test Scripting
Scotland

Test Scripting
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 27 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 Fife region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) GitLab

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Fife 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) GitLab
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Python