The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Glasgow 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 59 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.24% 0.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£345 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -33.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
621 553 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 76.95% 70.45% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 288 271
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.35% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
Scotland

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 25 July 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 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) Change Management
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 5 (29.41%) QA
4 4 (23.53%) Release Management
4 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
4 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
5 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Hudson
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Trac
3 1 (5.88%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.88%) CruiseControl
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Toad
3 1 (5.88%) WinRunner
3 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Defect Manager
3 2 (11.76%) QA Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) JSP
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
3 4 (23.53%) Release Management
3 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) V-Model
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) VBA
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.88%) MCTS
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) MCSE
6 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Sybase
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
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