The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeenshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Aberdeenshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 2 - 2
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeenshire 50.00% - 14.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 50.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Aberdeenshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeenshire 100.00% 33.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £375 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Software Testing
Scotland

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeenshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Aberdeenshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeenshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeenshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Aberdeenshire region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeenshire

Software Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Aberdeenshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeenshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeenshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeenshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft