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 3 months to 30 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 51 49
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 11 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.05% 1.54% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.84% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
Median daily rate £325 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% -39.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.93% +4.87%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 455 490 726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 84.73% 83.76% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 274 426
Median daily rate £370 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 20
Median hourly rate £17.36 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.15% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £32.50 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) QA
4 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Data Extraction
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (14.29%) ATM
6 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (14.29%) ETL Development
6 3 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) IaaS
7 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (9.52%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (9.52%) SaaS
7 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy

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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) JMeter
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Data Modeller
3 2 (9.52%) Coordinator
3 2 (9.52%) QA Coordinator
3 2 (9.52%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Salesforce Support
4 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) SDLC
4 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (19.05%) ETL
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Data Extraction
5 3 (14.29%) ETL Development
5 3 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
5 3 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Prototyping
6 2 (9.52%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.76%) Blue Prism
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) NCR
3 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.76%) VeriFone
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