The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 26 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 73 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 -22  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 47 80 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.15% 2.76% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.23% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 57
Median daily rate £278 £310 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.48% -9.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.01%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Scotland

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Scotland

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Scotland

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh +20 29 £278 -5.93% 3
Glasgow -10 7 £325 -10.95% 5
Renfrewshire +43 4 £250 -9.09%
Aberdeen -5 4 £263 - 1
West Lothian - 3 £364 -
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 33 (44.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (29.73%) Banking
3 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (27.03%) Finance
4 19 (25.68%) Test Automation
5 17 (22.97%) ISTQB
6 16 (21.62%) Scenario Testing
7 15 (20.27%) Retail
8 14 (18.92%) Retail Banking
8 14 (18.92%) ISEB
9 12 (16.22%) Selenium
10 10 (13.51%) Java
11 9 (12.16%) QA
12 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
12 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
12 8 (10.81%) Test Planning
13 7 (9.46%) SQL
13 7 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (8.11%) BDD
14 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
14 6 (8.11%) Manual Testing
14 6 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (8.11%) Windows
14 6 (8.11%) LoadRunner
14 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
14 6 (8.11%) Change Management
14 6 (8.11%) Scrum
14 6 (8.11%) Software Testing
15 5 (6.76%) TDD
15 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.35%) Confluence
3 1 (1.35%) SAS
3 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (1.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Office 365
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Boomi
3 1 (1.35%) GitHub
3 1 (1.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.35%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.35%) Big Data
2 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.35%) GIS
2 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.35%) MS Access
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Selenium
2 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.11%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.41%) HP UFT
4 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.05%) JIRA
5 3 (4.05%) StarTeam
6 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.70%) JMeter
6 2 (2.70%) Maven
6 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.35%) Appium
7 1 (1.35%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.35%) GitLab
7 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.35%) TestNG
General
1 22 (29.73%) Banking
2 20 (27.03%) Finance
3 15 (20.27%) Retail
4 14 (18.92%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.05%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.35%) Billing
6 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (58.11%) Analyst
2 38 (51.35%) Test Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Test Manager
3 8 (10.81%) Tester
4 7 (9.46%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.41%) UAT Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Scrum Master
9 2 (2.70%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Test Coordinator
9 2 (2.70%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) HTML5
2 1 (1.35%) Node.js
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
2 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.05%) AIX
4 2 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.68%) Test Automation
4 16 (21.62%) Scenario Testing
5 8 (10.81%) Test Planning
5 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
6 6 (8.11%) BDD
6 6 (8.11%) Change Management
6 6 (8.11%) Manual Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Scrum
6 6 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.76%) Defect Management
7 5 (6.76%) SDLC
7 5 (6.76%) TDD
7 5 (6.76%) Test Management
8 4 (5.41%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (5.41%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) Java
2 7 (9.46%) SQL
3 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.05%) C#
5 1 (1.35%) ABAP
5 1 (1.35%) Dart
5 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.35%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) RPG
5 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) ISTQB
2 14 (18.92%) ISEB
3 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) MCITP
4 3 (4.05%) MCSA
4 3 (4.05%) MCSE
4 3 (4.05%) MCTS
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) EMIR
2 1 (1.35%) FATCA
2 1 (1.35%) MiFID
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
1 4 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.05%) Netcool
3 1 (1.35%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) HP
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) Citrix
3 3 (4.05%) McAfee
3 3 (4.05%) Veritas
4 1 (1.35%) BISAM
4 1 (1.35%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.35%) CA
4 1 (1.35%) Dell
4 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.35%) NCR
4 1 (1.35%) Northgate
4 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.35%) Teradata
4 1 (1.35%) VeriFone
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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