Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 86 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 -24 +27
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 100 114 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.98% 2.63% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 3.15% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 73 96
Scotland median daily rate £300 £280 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -13.85% +7.00%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £245
90th Percentile £455 £400 £397
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.50% +25.44%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +31 67 £295 +1.72% 5
Glasgow -30 19 £300 -3.23% 3
Aberdeen -5 8 £263 -21.05%
West Lothian +1 3 £363 +57.61%
Renfrewshire +7 2 £325 +18.18%
Test Scripting
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 49 (49.00%) Banking
2 46 (46.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (32.00%) Scenario Testing
5 26 (26.00%) Retail Banking
6 24 (24.00%) Finance
7 20 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 16 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 14 (14.00%) Selenium
9 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (13.00%) ISEB
11 12 (12.00%) Java
11 12 (12.00%) Migration
11 12 (12.00%) QA
12 11 (11.00%) Test Strategy
13 9 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (9.00%) JIRA
14 8 (8.00%) Internet
14 8 (8.00%) Manual Testing
14 8 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
15 7 (7.00%) Test Planning
15 7 (7.00%) Big Data
15 7 (7.00%) Functional Testing
15 7 (7.00%) Regression Testing
15 7 (7.00%) Scrum
15 7 (7.00%) Software Testing
15 7 (7.00%) Compatibility Testing
16 6 (6.00%) HP
16 6 (6.00%) Oracle
16 6 (6.00%) SAP

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 (5.00%) Confluence
1 5 (5.00%) JBoss
2 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) MultiFonds
2 1 (1.00%) Primavera
2 1 (1.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) IaaS
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.00%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (1.00%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Big Data
2 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (14.00%) Selenium
2 9 (9.00%) JIRA
3 5 (5.00%) Zephyr
4 4 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.00%) Appium
7 1 (1.00%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.00%) Maven
7 1 (1.00%) Protractor
7 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (49.00%) Banking
2 26 (26.00%) Retail Banking
3 24 (24.00%) Finance
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 4 (4.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.00%) Back Office
5 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Law
5 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 67 (67.00%) Analyst
2 58 (58.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (14.00%) Banking Analyst
4 13 (13.00%) Test Manager
4 13 (13.00%) Tester
5 9 (9.00%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Software Tester
7 6 (6.00%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.00%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) SAP Test Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) UAT Manager
8 4 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) UAT Test Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) Drools
1 5 (5.00%) Java EE
2 3 (3.00%) .NET
3 2 (2.00%) HTML
3 2 (2.00%) HTML5
4 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.00%) SOAP
4 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Credit Risk
2 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.00%) User Experience
3 2 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.00%) Unix
1 3 (3.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (32.00%) Scenario Testing
4 16 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.00%) Migration
7 11 (11.00%) Test Strategy
8 8 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 7 (7.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 7 (7.00%) Functional Testing
9 7 (7.00%) Regression Testing
9 7 (7.00%) Scrum
9 7 (7.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.00%) Test Planning
10 6 (6.00%) Defect Management
10 6 (6.00%) Fund Accounting
10 6 (6.00%) User Stories
11 5 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) Java
2 5 (5.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (1.00%) Dart
5 1 (1.00%) Python
5 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (13.00%) ISEB
3 4 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.00%) MiFID
3 1 (1.00%) EMIR
3 1 (1.00%) FATCA
3 1 (1.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (6.00%) HP
1 6 (6.00%) Oracle
1 6 (6.00%) SAP
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.00%) Teradata
5 1 (1.00%) CA
5 1 (1.00%) FNZ
5 1 (1.00%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.00%) Xamarin