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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 47 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.78% 1.68% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.07% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Average daily rate £305 £433 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% +33.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £346 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £433 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
479 628 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.63% 81.24% 78.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 382 235
Average daily rate £330 £376 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.11% +7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Average hourly rate £33.36 £15.77 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.50% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 20 (48.78%) Windows
3 17 (41.46%) Security Testing
3 17 (41.46%) Information Assurance
4 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
4 16 (39.02%) Windows XP
4 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
5 15 (36.59%) Change Management
6 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (26.83%) Unix
8 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
9 9 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (21.95%) VMware
9 9 (21.95%) MCTS
9 9 (21.95%) MCITP
9 9 (21.95%) ISTQB
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (21.95%) MCSE
9 9 (21.95%) MCSA
9 9 (21.95%) WinRunner
9 9 (21.95%) TestDirector
9 9 (21.95%) HP UFT
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
11 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
11 7 (17.07%) PDA
11 7 (17.07%) Web Services
11 7 (17.07%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (9.76%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) HTTP
2 4 (9.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) HP UFT
1 9 (21.95%) TestDirector
1 9 (21.95%) WinRunner
2 6 (14.63%) ClearCase
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (9.76%) Fiddler
4 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.88%) Moq
5 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.88%) WatiN
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Administrator
4 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Tester
6 4 (9.76%) DBA
6 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Administrator
6 4 (9.76%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) Database Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle Specialist
8 2 (4.88%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.88%) Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Implementation Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) IT Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
2 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) NHibernate
3 2 (4.88%) Ninject
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.44%) JSON
4 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) PDA
2 5 (12.20%) Clustering
3 4 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (9.76%) Replication
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) Data Extraction
5 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
2 16 (39.02%) Windows XP
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (26.83%) Unix
5 6 (14.63%) AIX
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Information Assurance
1 17 (41.46%) Security Testing
2 15 (36.59%) Change Management
3 10 (24.39%) Test Automation
4 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
5 6 (14.63%) Release Management
6 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
7 4 (9.76%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Migration
8 3 (7.32%) Resource Management
8 3 (7.32%) Scrum
8 3 (7.32%) TDD
9 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.88%) Dependency Injection
9 2 (4.88%) MVC
9 2 (4.88%) OO
9 2 (4.88%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (4.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) ISTQB
1 9 (21.95%) MCITP
1 9 (21.95%) MCSA
1 9 (21.95%) MCSE
1 9 (21.95%) MCTS
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) FATCA
2 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
2 5 (12.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (12.20%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (12.20%) Netcool
3 1 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
1 9 (21.95%) VMware
2 5 (12.20%) Citrix
2 5 (12.20%) Intel Security
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) Veritas
3 1 (2.44%) CommVault
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
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