The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 54 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.74% 1.07% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.14% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£255 £313 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.40% +20.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £272 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £31.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-59.67% +210.00%
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
693 792 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 92.77% 94.51% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 377 364
Average daily rate £325 £338 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.45 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.20 £18.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Tester
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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
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 11 July 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 9 (34.62%) SQL
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
1 9 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (30.77%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) UNIX
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) CRM
3 4 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
4 3 (11.54%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) QA
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.54%) System Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Hudson
4 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.54%) User Stories
4 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Subversion

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) CICS
1 1 (3.85%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) Star Schema
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Hudson
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Gradle
3 2 (7.69%) WATIR
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) FitNesse
3 2 (7.69%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (7.69%) RSpec
3 2 (7.69%) JBehave
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) JUnit
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) UNIX
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) CRM
1 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
2 3 (11.54%) System Testing
2 3 (11.54%) User Stories
2 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
2 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) TDD
3 2 (7.69%) Data Management
3 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Wealth Management
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.69%) Data Transformation
3 2 (7.69%) Scrum
3 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
3 3 (11.54%) VB
4 2 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) Groovy
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
1 8 (30.77%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.85%) Kronos
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) Cognos