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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank - 25 22
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 0 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire - 12.41% 4.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 13.85% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 3
Median daily rate - £300 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

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 62 130 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 81.58% 89.66% 83.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 90 49
Median daily rate £400 £395 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +13.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £273 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (85.71%) Change Management
2 6 (85.71%) Clustering
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 6 (85.71%) MCTS
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
2 6 (85.71%) Netcool
2 6 (85.71%) Intel Security
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (85.71%) Veritas
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) AIX
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) MCSA
2 6 (85.71%) Office 365
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) StarTeam
2 6 (85.71%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 10

Test Scripting
Top Related 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 6 (85.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) StarTeam
2 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Hardware Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (85.71%) AIX
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Change Management
1 6 (85.71%) Smoke Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
2 6 (85.71%) MCSA
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) MCTS
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (85.71%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
1 6 (85.71%) Intel Security
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Veritas