The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Glasgow region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 63 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.97% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.29% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
771 727 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.34% 94.54% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 359 374
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.50 £18.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Specialist
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Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Specialist across the Glasgow region.

Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region that cited Test Specialist in their job title 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 with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) JSP
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) UNIX
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (30.00%) MCITP
6 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (30.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (20.00%) MOS
7 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (20.00%) ISEB
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix
7 2 (20.00%) MS Office

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region that cited Test Specialist in their job title 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 with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (10.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) MOS
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix