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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 58 39 62
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.92% 3.74% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 3.94% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 3
Average daily rate
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£330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £32.50
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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
722 558 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 95.25% 94.74% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 254 420
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £429 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 15
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.72 £16.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% -2.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.93 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £117.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Cognos
4 2 (12.50%) WinRunner
4 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (12.50%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) V-Model
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (6.25%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) BODI
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) WinRunner
3 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) V-Model
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) JCL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Informatica
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle