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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 58 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.68% 0.85% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.13% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£375 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.94%
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
733 529 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 82.17% 75.04% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 294 388
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 £245 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 2 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +140.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £18.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 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%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) Finance
5 6 (20.69%) Change Management
5 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
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
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) Information Assurance
5 6 (20.69%) Security Testing
5 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
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%) WinRunner

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
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%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Defect Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Test Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
1 4 (13.79%) PDA
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
1 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) AIX
2 4 (13.79%) Solaris
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
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 6 (20.69%) Change Management
2 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
2 6 (20.69%) Information Assurance
2 6 (20.69%) Security Testing
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.90%) Release Management
6 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 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%) MCSE
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.79%) MCSA
3 4 (13.79%) MCTS
3 4 (13.79%) MCITP
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.90%) CCNP
5 2 (6.90%) CCNA
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 9 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (13.79%) Netcool
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
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