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 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 72 50
Rank change year-on-year -11 -22  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 26 61 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.46% 2.33% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.81% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 52
Median daily rate £361 £300 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.23% -13.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £414 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
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 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 1489 2174 2377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.60% 83.20% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1218 1304
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% -0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
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 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +5 12 £375 +19.04%
Glasgow +4 11 £325 +8.24% 2
Fife -2 2 £283 +25.55%
Test Scripting
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 19 (32.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.69%) Finance
4 10 (17.24%) Java
4 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (17.24%) QA
5 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
6 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Selenium
7 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Test Management
7 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
7 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
7 7 (12.07%) Windows
7 7 (12.07%) SQL
7 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
8 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
8 6 (10.34%) BDD
8 6 (10.34%) SDLC
8 6 (10.34%) Citrix
8 6 (10.34%) JIRA
8 6 (10.34%) Retail
9 5 (8.62%) MCTS
9 5 (8.62%) MCITP
9 5 (8.62%) StarTeam
9 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management

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 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Office
2 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) IaaS
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Boomi
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) ATM
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) GIS
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Selenium
2 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 6 (10.34%) JIRA
3 5 (8.62%) StarTeam
4 3 (5.17%) JMeter
4 3 (5.17%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.72%) Ant
6 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.72%) GitLab
6 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.72%) Maven
6 1 (1.72%) Protractor
6 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.72%) TestNG
6 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.72%) YouTrack
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Analyst
2 21 (36.21%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Tester
4 5 (8.62%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Data Modeller
6 3 (5.17%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Manual Tester
7 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
1 1 (1.72%) CGI
1 1 (1.72%) JSON
1 1 (1.72%) Node.js
1 1 (1.72%) RESTful
1 1 (1.72%) SOAP
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Clustering
2 4 (6.90%) EPoS
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
2 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.62%) AIX
3 5 (8.62%) Windows 10
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
3 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Test Management
5 6 (10.34%) BDD
5 6 (10.34%) SDLC
6 5 (8.62%) Automation Testing
6 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
6 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Change Management
7 4 (6.90%) ETL
7 4 (6.90%) Scrum
7 4 (6.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Java
2 7 (12.07%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) C#
4 2 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (8.62%) ISEB
2 5 (8.62%) MCITP
2 5 (8.62%) MCSA
2 5 (8.62%) MCSE
2 5 (8.62%) MCTS
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) CCNA
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (8.62%) Netcool
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Citrix
3 5 (8.62%) Intel Security
3 5 (8.62%) Veritas
4 2 (3.45%) HP
4 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.72%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Dell
5 1 (1.72%) NCR
5 1 (1.72%) Northgate
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) VeriFone
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