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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 52 61 40
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.96% 0.64% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.66% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 13
Average daily rate £245 - £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 - £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
570 752 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 91.05% 96.78% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 450 262
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
Average hourly rate £32.75 £15.77 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.67% +1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £25.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016, 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 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) ISEB
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.76%) WinRunner
5 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
5 2 (11.76%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (5.88%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Controller
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos TM1
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
2 2 (11.76%) WinRunner
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) PDA
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
2 2 (11.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) Content Management
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) MCTS
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (11.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Citrix
1 2 (11.76%) Intel Security
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Temenos
1 2 (11.76%) Veritas
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Cognos
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