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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 51 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 20 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.18% 1.16% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 1.45% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
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£318 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% +17.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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
745 690 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.07% 79.95% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 310 263
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +268.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
1 16 (51.61%) Information Assurance
2 14 (45.16%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 6 (19.35%) Change Management
4 6 (19.35%) Oracle
4 6 (19.35%) UNIX
5 5 (16.13%) HTML
5 5 (16.13%) CSS
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Release Management
5 5 (16.13%) Resource Management
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
6 4 (12.90%) Retail
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
6 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (12.90%) Web Services
6 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.90%) .NET
6 4 (12.90%) Windows
7 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
7 3 (9.68%) C#
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (9.68%) Markit EDM
7 3 (9.68%) Swaptions
7 3 (9.68%) thinkFolio

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) LatentZero
1 3 (9.68%) Front Arena
1 3 (9.68%) thinkFolio
1 3 (9.68%) Eagle PACE
1 3 (9.68%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.45%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.45%) Fiddler
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) WatiN
3 1 (3.23%) Moq
3 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) WinRunner
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
3 3 (9.68%) Front Office
4 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Administrator
2 6 (19.35%) Coordinator
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) DBA
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
1 5 (16.13%) CSS
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Web Services
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) NHibernate
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.23%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Derivative
2 3 (9.68%) Swaptions
3 2 (6.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) PDA
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) UNIX
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) AIX
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Security Testing
1 16 (51.61%) Information Assurance
2 6 (19.35%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Resource Management
3 5 (16.13%) Release Management
3 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
3 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.23%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Charles River
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) CommVault
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Siebel
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
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