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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 50 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.98% 0.17% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 0.23% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
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£433 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.10% -32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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
600 438 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.16% 74.36% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 210 317
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 £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £10.93 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
6 4 (16.67%) Banking
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) UNIX
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) MCSE
6 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) ISEB
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.67%) Information Assurance
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
1 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.33%) WinRunner
2 2 (8.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Business Architect
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
2 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (8.33%) Tester
2 2 (8.33%) Developer
2 2 (8.33%) DBA
2 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (4.17%) Defect Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
3 1 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
3 1 (4.17%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.33%) JSP
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) AIX
2 2 (8.33%) Solaris
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Management
6 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Workflow
7 2 (8.33%) Validation
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Requirements Management
7 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) MCSE
4 4 (16.67%) ISEB
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.33%) CCNP
6 2 (8.33%) CCNA
6 2 (8.33%) MCSA
6 2 (8.33%) MCTS
6 2 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (8.33%) Nmap
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) Nessus
2 2 (8.33%) Netcool
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Veritas
3 2 (8.33%) McAfee