The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 49 55 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.25% 1.12% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.48% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £264 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £350 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.19 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -26.38%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
652 473 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.50% 75.56% 71.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 237 343
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.93 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Glasgow region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) MCSE
6 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (24.00%) Programme Management
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (20.00%) Change Management
7 5 (20.00%) Citrix
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) UNIX
7 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.00%) MCTS
8 4 (16.00%) MCITP
8 4 (16.00%) PDA
8 4 (16.00%) Windows 7

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (16.00%) WinRunner
2 4 (16.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Business Architect
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) DBA
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) PDA
1 4 (16.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
1 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
1 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) AIX
4 3 (12.00%) Solaris
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (24.00%) Programme Management
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Information Assurance
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.00%) Test Management
8 2 (8.00%) Validation
8 2 (8.00%) Workflow
9 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) MCSE
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (16.00%) MCTS
5 4 (16.00%) MCITP
5 4 (16.00%) MCSA
6 3 (12.00%) ISEB
6 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) CCNP
7 2 (8.00%) CCNA
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (8.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (16.00%) Netcool
3 2 (8.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Veritas
3 4 (16.00%) McAfee
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