Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 86 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 -39 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 39 16 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.28% 1.16% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.33% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 30
Glasgow median daily rate £344 £313 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -8.36% +8.25%
10th Percentile £271 £255 £259
90th Percentile £508 £375 £419
Scotland median daily rate £288 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +2.68% -6.67% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 - £12.50

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 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 1,516 1,200 1,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 88.55% 87.08% 85.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 635 611
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £256 £263 £220
90th Percentile £538 £500 £451
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 15
Glasgow median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +71.43% -48.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.20 £33.30 £44.65
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £26.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year -6.48% -23.91% +60.47%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 23 (58.97%) Test Automation
2 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
3 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 11 (28.21%) Selenium
4 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.08%) Open Source
7 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
7 8 (20.51%) Change Management
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) Windows
8 7 (17.95%) HP
8 7 (17.95%) JMeter
8 7 (17.95%) BDD
8 7 (17.95%) SDLC
8 7 (17.95%) Open Source Development
9 6 (15.38%) HP ALM
9 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
9 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
9 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
10 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
10 5 (12.82%) DHCP
10 5 (12.82%) DNS
10 5 (12.82%) CRM
10 5 (12.82%) PDA
10 5 (12.82%) JIRA

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 4 (10.26%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) DHCP
1 5 (12.82%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) MPLS
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.95%) JMeter
4 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.82%) JIRA
5 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
6 4 (10.26%) Appium
6 4 (10.26%) Eclipse
6 4 (10.26%) HP UFT
6 4 (10.26%) WinRunner
6 4 (10.26%) Zephyr
7 2 (5.13%) Hudson
7 2 (5.13%) JBehave
7 2 (5.13%) JUnit
7 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.56%) Calabash
8 1 (2.56%) QAComplete
8 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Tester
2 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Automation Tester
3 9 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Test Leader
6 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Digital Business Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Finance Business Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) QA Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) PDA
2 4 (10.26%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) AIX
4 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) Test Automation
2 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.08%) Open Source
5 8 (20.51%) Change Management
6 7 (17.95%) BDD
6 7 (17.95%) Open Source Development
6 7 (17.95%) SDLC
7 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) CRM
8 5 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.26%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Project Governance
10 3 (7.69%) Project Management
10 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
10 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) Scala
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) HP ALM
2 4 (10.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) HP
3 6 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) Ivanti
4 4 (10.26%) McAfee
4 4 (10.26%) Veritas
4 4 (10.26%) VMware
5 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Twitter