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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 64 58 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.26% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.83%
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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
697 464 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.84% 70.09% 72.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 261 316
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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 (43.75%) Finance
1 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (31.25%) Resource Management
3 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Information Assurance
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Banking
6 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 2 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) VBA
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) Apache

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Toad
2 1 (6.25%) WinRunner
2 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Defect Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Change Management
1 5 (31.25%) Resource Management
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Information Assurance
2 4 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) People Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) VBA
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (6.25%) MCTS
6 1 (6.25%) MCITP
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) MCSE
6 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
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