Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 16 December 2018 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 75 49
Rank change year-on-year -19 -26 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.51% 1.44% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.63% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 19
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.23% -1.59%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £237
90th Percentile £535 £370 £413
Scotland median daily rate £325 £300 £280
% change year-on-year +8.33% +7.05% -12.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,548 1,104 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 90.16% 88.39% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 618 494
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £213
90th Percentile £538 £508 £461
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 22
Glasgow median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £19.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +25.26% -15.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £34.13 £45.63
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Glasgow

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Glasgow

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Glasgow over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Glasgow

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 10 (38.46%) SDLC
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) JMeter
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Open Source
5 7 (26.92%) BDD
5 7 (26.92%) Open Source Development
5 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) Change Management
6 6 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
7 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
7 5 (19.23%) Selenium
7 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
7 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
7 5 (19.23%) CRM
8 4 (15.38%) JUnit
8 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
8 4 (15.38%) JBehave
8 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
8 4 (15.38%) Appium
8 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
9 3 (11.54%) API Testing

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) JMeter
2 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
2 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
2 5 (19.23%) Selenium
3 4 (15.38%) Appium
3 4 (15.38%) JBehave
3 4 (15.38%) JUnit
3 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
4 3 (11.54%) Bugzilla
4 3 (11.54%) Calabash
4 3 (11.54%) Gatling
4 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.69%) Hudson
6 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) WinRunner
6 1 (3.85%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Automation Tester
1 10 (38.46%) Tester
2 7 (26.92%) Test Leader
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Test Leader
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) QA Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QA Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) UAT Lead
7 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) AS400
1 1 (3.85%) Clustering
1 1 (3.85%) iSeries
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) AIX
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 10 (38.46%) SDLC
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Open Source
4 8 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 7 (26.92%) BDD
5 7 (26.92%) Open Source Development
6 6 (23.08%) Change Management
6 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) CRM
7 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) API Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) Contingency Planning
9 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.54%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas
3 1 (3.85%) VMware