The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Specialist
Rank 69 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Specialist 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.58% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£415 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £322 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.45% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 616 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.86% 95.06% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 330 386
Average daily rate £350 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.10 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) HP
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) DV Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (66.67%) JSP
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) UNIX
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) MCITP
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) C#
6 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
6 2 (22.22%) MOS
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 6 (66.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
1 8 (88.89%) SC Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) DV Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (22.22%) MOS
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix