Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 71 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 52 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.20% 1.53% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 1.77% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 9 24
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £325 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +1.25% -35.80%
10th Percentile £276 £275 £261
90th Percentile £479 £445 £418
Scotland median daily rate £289 £313 £305
% change year-on-year -7.60% +2.46% -10.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £21.73 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £19.12 - £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 1,403 1,019 1,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 86.44% 86.65% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 539 617
Glasgow median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £531 £488 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 9
Glasgow median hourly rate £16.68 £17.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -42.27% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.47 £13.75 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.46 £41.00 £37.60
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -34.58% -25.69% +20.00%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 26 (50.00%) Selenium
3 24 (46.15%) Cucumber
4 23 (44.23%) JIRA
5 22 (42.31%) Confluence
5 22 (42.31%) Gherkin
5 22 (42.31%) Apple iOS
5 22 (42.31%) Jenkins
5 22 (42.31%) Eclipse
5 22 (42.31%) Zephyr
6 21 (40.38%) Appium
6 21 (40.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (38.46%) CRM
7 20 (38.46%) Scenario Testing
8 18 (34.62%) Java
9 17 (32.69%) Software Testing
10 16 (30.77%) ISTQB
10 16 (30.77%) User Experience
11 15 (28.85%) Retail
11 15 (28.85%) DSL
11 15 (28.85%) Regression Testing
12 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 10 (19.23%) Windows
14 9 (17.31%) SQL
14 9 (17.31%) HP
15 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
15 7 (13.46%) HP UFT
15 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (13.46%) Change Management
15 7 (13.46%) Windows 7

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 22 (42.31%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) DSL
2 6 (11.54%) DHCP
2 6 (11.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) MPLS
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Power BI
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (50.00%) Selenium
2 24 (46.15%) Cucumber
3 23 (44.23%) JIRA
4 22 (42.31%) Eclipse
4 22 (42.31%) Jenkins
4 22 (42.31%) Zephyr
5 21 (40.38%) Appium
6 7 (13.46%) HP UFT
7 6 (11.54%) WinRunner
8 5 (9.62%) JMeter
8 5 (9.62%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.92%) QAComplete
9 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (28.85%) Retail
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (46.15%) Tester
2 22 (42.31%) Automation Tester
3 14 (26.92%) Analyst
4 11 (21.15%) Test Analyst
5 10 (19.23%) Test Leader
6 6 (11.54%) Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Developer in Test
7 5 (9.62%) Performance Test Leader
7 5 (9.62%) Test Automation Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
11 1 (1.92%) Financial Analyst
11 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 1 (1.92%) QA Analyst
11 1 (1.92%) QA Test Analyst
11 1 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
11 1 (1.92%) Test Engineer
11 1 (1.92%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.92%) Cocoa
2 1 (1.92%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (1.92%) Core Animation
2 1 (1.92%) Core Data
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) RESTful
2 1 (1.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) User Experience
2 7 (13.46%) PDA
3 6 (11.54%) Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Animation
5 1 (1.92%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Apple iOS
2 10 (19.23%) Windows
3 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.54%) AIX
5 2 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (67.31%) Test Automation
2 21 (40.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (38.46%) CRM
3 20 (38.46%) Scenario Testing
4 17 (32.69%) Software Testing
5 15 (28.85%) Regression Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Change Management
6 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
7 6 (11.54%) SDLC
8 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.62%) Smoke Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.77%) Document Management
9 3 (5.77%) ERP
9 3 (5.77%) Migration
10 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.85%) Open Source
10 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.85%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) MCSA
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) MCTS
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) PMO
3 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (9.62%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) HP ALM
2 6 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) HP
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix
3 6 (11.54%) McAfee
3 6 (11.54%) Veritas
3 6 (11.54%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) Ivanti
4 5 (9.62%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Twitter