The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Glasgow region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 44 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.75% 0.75% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 0.81% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Median daily rate £282 £250 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £242 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £290 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
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
487 740 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 94.75% 92.85% 96.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 404 373
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 13
Median hourly rate £10.25 £16.50 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% +1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £49.41 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Glasgow region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 4 December 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) LoadRunner
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) Java
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) C
5 4 (21.05%) Unix
5 4 (21.05%) Siebel
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 4 (21.05%) NeoLoad
5 4 (21.05%) LoadUI
5 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Windows

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) LoadRunner
2 6 (31.58%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) LoadUI
3 4 (21.05%) NeoLoad
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) StarTeam
5 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) YouTrack
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) AIX
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (10.53%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C
3 2 (10.53%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) MCITP
2 2 (10.53%) MCSA
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) MCTS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (10.53%) Netcool
2 2 (10.53%) OpenView
3 1 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Siebel
4 3 (15.79%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
5 2 (10.53%) Veritas
6 1 (5.26%) Alteryx
6 1 (5.26%) BMC
6 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
6 1 (5.26%) Talend