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 19 August 2014 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 67 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.91% 0.28% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+72.83% -40.87%
Software Testing
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
684 503 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.55% 70.15% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 281 283
Average daily rate £375 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% +14.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £484 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.53% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 12
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 19 August 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) Resource Management
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Information Assurance
2 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Release Management
3 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) VBA
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Hudson
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Trac
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.69%) CruiseControl
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Toad
3 1 (7.69%) WinRunner
3 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Coordinator
2 2 (15.38%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Defect Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) PDA
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Change Management
1 5 (38.46%) Resource Management
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Security Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Information Assurance
2 4 (30.77%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VBA
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (7.69%) MCTS
6 1 (7.69%) MCITP
6 1 (7.69%) MCSE
6 1 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) Veritas
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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