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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 60 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.29% 0.90% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.95% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£308 £280 £254
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £264 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £296 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
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
793 632 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.08% 95.18% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 341 370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.80 £18.00 £28.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014, 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 8 (38.10%) HP
2 7 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
5 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (14.29%) System Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) VB
6 3 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) VBScript
7 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Cognos
7 2 (9.52%) Perl
7 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (9.52%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (9.52%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (9.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) UNIX
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) CRM
1 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
2 3 (14.29%) System Testing
3 2 (9.52%) BDD
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) Wealth Management
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (9.52%) User Stories
3 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) VB
3 3 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) VBA
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Cognos
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) ION Trading
5 1 (4.76%) Kronos
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