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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 54 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.29% - 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% - 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£294 - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+3.38% +40.20%
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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
551 415 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.05% 67.26% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 199 271
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -31.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £133.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014, 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 9 (50.00%) Finance
1 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (27.78%) Information Assurance
4 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
4 5 (27.78%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) ISEB
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Change Management
5 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Test Management
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (11.11%) VBA
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) SAN

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Toad
2 1 (5.56%) WinRunner
2 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
1 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Defect Manager
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) PDA
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Security Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Information Assurance
2 4 (22.22%) Test Management
2 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Change Management
2 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
2 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) People Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
1 2 (11.11%) VBA
1 2 (11.11%) Python
1 2 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (27.78%) ISEB
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (5.56%) MCTS
7 1 (5.56%) MCITP
7 1 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.56%) MCSE
7 1 (5.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) VMware