The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Renfrewshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank - 38 29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire - 1.35% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.63% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £305 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Renfrewshire 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
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44 123 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 81.48% 83.11% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 81 69
Median daily rate £328 £390 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.02% +8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £439 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Renfrewshire region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 Renfrewshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Intel Security
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Netcool
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) MCTS
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) StarTeam
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) AIX
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 (60.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Jython
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) MCITP
1 3 (60.00%) MCSA
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) MCTS
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (60.00%) Netcool
2 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (20.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) HP