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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 54 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.63% 1.73% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.86% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Average daily rate
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£288 £278 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -9.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £360 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.67%
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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
811 700 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 94.63% 92.96% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 342 386
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 18
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.53% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £118.30 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Content Management
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Content Management
3 5 (20.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Testing
3 5 (20.83%) CMS
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 5 (20.83%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (20.83%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) ISEB
3 5 (20.83%) W3C
4 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) Umbraco
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.50%) User Experience
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Drupal
5 3 (12.50%) Maven
5 3 (12.50%) SOA
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (20.83%) CMS
1 5 (20.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Drupal
2 3 (12.50%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BI
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Maven
2 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) JUnit
3 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.17%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Metasploit
4 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) W3C
2 3 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Content Management
2 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Content Management
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
7 1 (4.17%) Use Case
7 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB Practitioner
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) OSCP
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) CEH
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (4.17%) Informatica
2 1 (4.17%) Netezza
2 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft