The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 95 95 108
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 47 36 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.41% 1.31% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.67% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 3
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£295 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% -1.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
Software Testing
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2639 2161 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.37% 78.58% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1108 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 23 £400 +53.84% 8
Glasgow +9 19 £318 -7.63% 4
Fife -8 3 £295 -
West Lothian - 1 £220 -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 53 (51.46%) Finance
2 30 (29.13%) SQL
3 27 (26.21%) Banking
3 27 (26.21%) Security Testing
3 27 (26.21%) Information Assurance
4 24 (23.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (20.39%) Test Scripting
5 21 (20.39%) Change Management
6 17 (16.50%) Windows
7 16 (15.53%) Retail
7 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (12.62%) Migration
8 13 (12.62%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (11.65%) ISTQB
9 12 (11.65%) Retail Banking
9 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
10 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
11 10 (9.71%) ISEB
11 10 (9.71%) Release Management
12 9 (8.74%) ETL
12 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
12 9 (8.74%) Linux
12 9 (8.74%) VMware
13 8 (7.77%) Configuration Management
13 8 (7.77%) CSS
13 8 (7.77%) ITIL
13 8 (7.77%) .NET
13 8 (7.77%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) IIS
2 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.94%) Node.js
3 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.97%) WordPress
3 1 (0.97%) Lync
3 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.97%) CMS
3 1 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Office
2 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.91%) LatentZero
2 3 (2.91%) Front Arena
2 3 (2.91%) thinkFolio
2 3 (2.91%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) HTTP
2 3 (2.91%) SSL
3 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
1 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.83%) TestDirector
3 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.88%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.91%) WinRunner
5 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.94%) Fiddler
6 2 (1.94%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.97%) Selenium
7 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.97%) Subversion
7 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.97%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.97%) WatiN
7 1 (0.97%) Moq
7 1 (0.97%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
General
1 53 (51.46%) Finance
2 27 (26.21%) Banking
3 16 (15.53%) Retail
4 12 (11.65%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.85%) Front Office
6 3 (2.91%) Back Office
7 2 (1.94%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (35.92%) Analyst
2 27 (26.21%) Test Analyst
3 12 (11.65%) Architect
4 9 (8.74%) Coordinator
5 8 (7.77%) Test Manager
5 8 (7.77%) Administrator
6 7 (6.80%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) PMO Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Designer
8 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (3.88%) Tester
9 4 (3.88%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.88%) DBA
9 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Designer
10 3 (2.91%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.91%) Test Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) HTML
1 8 (7.77%) .NET
1 8 (7.77%) CSS
2 7 (6.80%) Web Services
2 7 (6.80%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.91%) jQuery
3 3 (2.91%) SOAP
3 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.94%) XML
4 2 (1.94%) RESTful
4 2 (1.94%) HTML5
4 2 (1.94%) JSON
4 2 (1.94%) CSS3
5 1 (0.97%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.97%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.97%) Ninject
5 1 (0.97%) XHTML
5 1 (0.97%) SAML
5 1 (0.97%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.91%) PDA
3 3 (2.91%) Derivative
3 3 (2.91%) Clustering
3 3 (2.91%) Swaptions
3 3 (2.91%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.94%) Statistics
4 2 (1.94%) Replication
4 2 (1.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.97%) Blog
5 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.97%) e-Health
5 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Windows
2 9 (8.74%) Linux
3 6 (5.83%) UNIX
3 6 (5.83%) Android
3 6 (5.83%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.88%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.88%) AIX
6 3 (2.91%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.94%) Solaris
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.21%) Security Testing
1 27 (26.21%) Information Assurance
2 24 (23.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (20.39%) Change Management
3 21 (20.39%) Test Scripting
4 16 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.62%) Migration
6 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (9.71%) Release Management
8 9 (8.74%) ETL
9 8 (7.77%) ITIL
9 8 (7.77%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.77%) Resource Management
9 8 (7.77%) Data Migration
9 8 (7.77%) Test Automation
9 8 (7.77%) SDLC
10 7 (6.80%) Open Source
10 7 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.80%) Project Management
11 6 (5.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.13%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.85%) Python
4 3 (2.91%) Perl
4 3 (2.91%) C#
4 3 (2.91%) VB
5 2 (1.94%) C
5 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.94%) C++
6 1 (0.97%) Java
6 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) ISTQB
2 10 (9.71%) ISEB
3 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.91%) MCTS
4 3 (2.91%) MCITP
4 3 (2.91%) MCSE
4 3 (2.91%) MCSA
5 2 (1.94%) Degree
6 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) DICOM
2 1 (0.97%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.91%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (12.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.94%) Netcool
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) VMware
3 7 (6.80%) Oracle
4 5 (4.85%) Veeam
5 4 (3.88%) Citrix
6 3 (2.91%) Veritas
6 3 (2.91%) McAfee
6 3 (2.91%) Charles River
7 2 (1.94%) Planview
7 2 (1.94%) Borland
8 1 (0.97%) CommVault
8 1 (0.97%) NetApp
8 1 (0.97%) Siebel
8 1 (0.97%) Adobe
8 1 (0.97%) HP
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