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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 58 62 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.25% 0.57% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.75% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £340 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -6.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
713 533 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.21% 75.50% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 301 366
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £428 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 5 5
Average hourly rate £31.70 £21.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.95% +127.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
3 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 7 (24.14%) Change Management
4 7 (24.14%) Security Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Information Assurance
5 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
5 6 (20.69%) HTML
5 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.69%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) UNIX
5 6 (20.69%) Windows
5 6 (20.69%) MCSE
5 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (17.24%) Citrix
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) TestDirector
7 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (13.79%) Veritas
7 4 (13.79%) Netcool

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
1 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle9i Database
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) TestDirector
2 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (13.79%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Architect
2 8 (27.59%) Business Architect
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Test Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 2 (6.90%) JSP
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
1 4 (13.79%) PDA
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
1 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.79%) AIX
2 4 (13.79%) Solaris
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
2 7 (24.14%) Security Testing
2 7 (24.14%) Change Management
2 7 (24.14%) Information Assurance
3 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (10.34%) Resource Management
6 3 (10.34%) Release Management
7 2 (6.90%) Workflow
7 2 (6.90%) Validation
7 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.90%) Security Hardening
8 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.69%) MCSE
3 4 (13.79%) MCSA
3 4 (13.79%) MCTS
3 4 (13.79%) MCITP
4 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.90%) CCNP
5 2 (6.90%) CCNA
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
1 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (13.79%) Netcool
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (6.90%) Nessus
3 2 (6.90%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) Veritas
3 4 (13.79%) McAfee
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) HP