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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 54 44 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.20% 2.68% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 3.23% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Median daily rate £230 £318 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.55% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £268 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £356 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
476 742 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.65% 82.72% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 382 337
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 14
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 10 (45.45%) Windows
1 10 (45.45%) Windows XP
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Change Management
2 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
2 9 (40.91%) Windows 10
2 9 (40.91%) Server Virtualisation
3 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (27.27%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 5 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) AIX
5 5 (22.73%) Netcool
5 5 (22.73%) Intel Security
5 5 (22.73%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (22.73%) Veritas
5 5 (22.73%) StarTeam
5 5 (22.73%) Clustering
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) Banking
6 4 (18.18%) MCTS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) StarTeam
2 4 (18.18%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) Ranorex
4 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Java Scrum Master
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum Master
4 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) CICS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
1 10 (45.45%) Windows XP
2 9 (40.91%) Windows 10
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) AIX
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Change Management
1 9 (40.91%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Security Testing
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Open Source
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Scala
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (18.18%) MCITP
2 4 (18.18%) MCSA
2 4 (18.18%) MCSE
2 4 (18.18%) MCTS
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (22.73%) Netcool
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix
2 5 (22.73%) Intel Security
2 5 (22.73%) Veritas
3 1 (4.55%) Telerik