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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 32 40 50
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.45% 2.64% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 3.45% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 8
Median daily rate - £285 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.14%

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
419 521 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 84.99% 76.51% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 294 352
Median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.24% +92.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £16.50 £15.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.77 £49.41 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 17 (85.00%) Finance
2 16 (80.00%) Law
3 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) Office 365
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (25.00%) Migration
8 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) Information Assurance
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (15.00%) WSUS
9 3 (15.00%) Private Cloud
9 3 (15.00%) Change Control
9 3 (15.00%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (15.00%) MS Office
9 3 (15.00%) SAP
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) AIX
9 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (15.00%) SharePoint

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) Skype
3 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (85.00%) Finance
2 16 (80.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
1 3 (15.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) CCTV
3 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) AIX
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Change Control
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Coaching
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Kanban
5 1 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) MCITP
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) MCTS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (15.00%) Netcool
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
2 3 (15.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) Veritas
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle