The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 28 June 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 / Renfrewshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 52 28
Rank change year-on-year +41 -24  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 12.90% 3.12% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.29% 3.33% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £250 £275 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -22.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £336
% change year-on-year -3.57% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 28 421 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 90.32% 93.76% 89.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 913 184
Median daily rate £395 £321 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.05% -6.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 99 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £44.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Renfrewshire

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Renfrewshire

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

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 Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Erskine +40 4 £250 -9.09%
Test Scripting
Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 4 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) StarTeam
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Netcool
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Management
1 4 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 4 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (75.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee
2 3 (75.00%) Veritas