The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 57 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.52% 1.71% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.83% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Average daily rate
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£281 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £227 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £353 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.34% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.13
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.08%
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Scotland

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
819 767 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.57% 93.65% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 349 371
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.76% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £134.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Glasgow region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 7 (25.93%) Content Management
3 7 (25.93%) ISEB
3 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Content Management
4 6 (22.22%) Selenium
4 6 (22.22%) Java
5 5 (18.52%) W3C
5 5 (18.52%) CMS
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (18.52%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (18.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Windows
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
7 3 (11.11%) SOA
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Adobe
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Load Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Maven
7 3 (11.11%) Umbraco
7 3 (11.11%) Drupal
7 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
7 3 (11.11%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) CMS
1 5 (18.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Drupal
2 3 (11.11%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.70%) SAP BI
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (3.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) Maven
2 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) JUnit
3 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Metasploit
4 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) W3C
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Content Management
2 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Content Management
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
3 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (18.52%) Scrum
4 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.11%) SOA
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Wealth Management
6 2 (7.41%) Test Management
6 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.70%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) ABAP
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) OSCP
5 1 (3.70%) CEH
5 1 (3.70%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
1 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix
2 1 (3.70%) Informatica
2 1 (3.70%) AppSense
2 1 (3.70%) Netezza
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Siebel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft