The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 123 113 108
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.21% 0.041% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.044% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£258 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.75% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £278 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £29.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.23% -16.42%
Software Tester
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2580 2298 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.31% 93.72% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1111 1139
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 83 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Scotland region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 4 £300 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - - 1
Software Tester
UK

Software Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) HP
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