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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 69 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 66 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.66% 1.19% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 1.45% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 22
Median daily rate £298 £280 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -18.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £434 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.43 - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
Software Testing
UK

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
2062 2613 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.15% 81.55% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1225 1321 1152
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 57 34
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 24 £271 -3.12% 2
Glasgow +10 18 £290 -5.69% 1
Renfrewshire -5 14 £320 -9.85%
Stirling - 6 - -
Fife +8 2 £320 -
West Lothian +8 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 57 (43.85%) SQL
2 48 (36.92%) Windows
3 44 (33.85%) Finance
3 44 (33.85%) ISTQB
4 39 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 38 (29.23%) Windows XP
6 36 (27.69%) Change Management
7 35 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 35 (26.92%) AIX
7 35 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (26.15%) HP Quality Center
9 33 (25.38%) Windows 7
10 32 (24.62%) Security Cleared
10 32 (24.62%) Hyper-V
11 31 (23.85%) Test Scripting
11 31 (23.85%) MCSE
11 31 (23.85%) MCSA
11 31 (23.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 30 (23.08%) Veritas
12 30 (23.08%) Java
12 30 (23.08%) MCTS
13 28 (21.54%) MCITP
13 28 (21.54%) Test Automation
13 28 (21.54%) McAfee ePO
13 28 (21.54%) Citrix
13 28 (21.54%) Netcool
13 28 (21.54%) Intel Security
13 28 (21.54%) VMware
13 28 (21.54%) Clustering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.54%) JBoss
3 1 (0.77%) Apache
3 1 (0.77%) CICS
3 1 (0.77%) IIS
3 1 (0.77%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (9.23%) MS Office
2 5 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.31%) MS Project
3 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) Firewall
1 3 (2.31%) HTTP
1 3 (2.31%) LAN
1 3 (2.31%) WAN
2 2 (1.54%) FTP
2 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 2 (1.54%) SAN
2 2 (1.54%) VoIP
2 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.77%) SSL
3 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.62%) ObjectStore
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.54%) DB2
5 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.77%) GIS
6 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (17.69%) HP UFT
1 23 (17.69%) TestDirector
1 23 (17.69%) WinRunner
2 17 (13.08%) Selenium
3 8 (6.15%) JIRA
4 7 (5.38%) SoapUI
4 7 (5.38%) StarTeam
5 4 (3.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.54%) JUnit
6 2 (1.54%) Ranorex
6 2 (1.54%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.77%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.77%) Moq
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.77%) WatiN
General
1 44 (33.85%) Finance
2 25 (19.23%) Law
3 16 (12.31%) Banking
4 6 (4.62%) Retail
5 4 (3.08%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.54%) French Language
6 2 (1.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 61 (46.92%) Analyst
2 45 (34.62%) Test Analyst
3 24 (18.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 21 (16.15%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) Tester
6 9 (6.92%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 7 (5.38%) Test Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.85%) Architect
9 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Tester
9 5 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.08%) Coordinator
10 4 (3.08%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse Architect
10 4 (3.08%) PMO Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Test Coordinator
11 3 (2.31%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) JSON
1 9 (6.92%) XML
2 7 (5.38%) .NET
2 7 (5.38%) Web Services
3 6 (4.62%) Flash
3 6 (4.62%) Java EE
4 3 (2.31%) SOAP
4 3 (2.31%) Velocity
5 2 (1.54%) RESTful
6 1 (0.77%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.77%) CSS
6 1 (0.77%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.77%) HTML
6 1 (0.77%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.77%) Ninject
6 1 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.54%) Clustering
2 23 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (14.62%) PDA
4 7 (5.38%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.54%) EMV
6 2 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.77%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.77%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.92%) Windows
2 38 (29.23%) Windows XP
3 35 (26.92%) AIX
3 35 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (25.38%) Windows 7
5 23 (17.69%) Linux
6 12 (9.23%) Windows 10
7 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (5.38%) HPUX
8 7 (5.38%) Solaris
8 7 (5.38%) Unix
9 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.69%) Change Management
2 31 (23.85%) Test Scripting
3 28 (21.54%) Test Automation
4 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (19.23%) Smoke Testing
6 15 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (8.46%) Information Assurance
7 11 (8.46%) Security Testing
7 11 (8.46%) Server Virtualisation
8 10 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (7.69%) Scrum
9 9 (6.92%) Defect Management
10 8 (6.15%) User Stories
11 7 (5.38%) BDD
11 7 (5.38%) ETL
11 7 (5.38%) Regression Testing
11 7 (5.38%) Test Strategy
12 6 (4.62%) Manual Testing
12 6 (4.62%) Migration
12 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.85%) SQL
2 30 (23.08%) Java
3 17 (13.08%) Python
4 10 (7.69%) Perl
5 8 (6.15%) PHP
6 2 (1.54%) C#
6 2 (1.54%) JCL
6 2 (1.54%) Scala
7 1 (0.77%) C++
7 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.77%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (33.85%) ISTQB
2 32 (24.62%) Security Cleared
3 31 (23.85%) MCSA
3 31 (23.85%) MCSE
3 31 (23.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (23.08%) MCTS
5 28 (21.54%) MCITP
6 23 (17.69%) SC Cleared
7 13 (10.00%) ISEB
8 7 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (3.85%) Degree
10 1 (0.77%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) QA
2 5 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (24.62%) Hyper-V
3 21 (16.15%) VMware ESX
4 15 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (26.15%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (21.54%) McAfee ePO
2 28 (21.54%) Netcool
3 2 (1.54%) OVPA
Vendors
1 35 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 30 (23.08%) Veritas
3 28 (21.54%) Citrix
3 28 (21.54%) Intel Security
3 28 (21.54%) VMware
4 11 (8.46%) Oracle
5 8 (6.15%) HP
6 6 (4.62%) EMC
6 6 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.54%) Cisco
7 2 (1.54%) Veeam
8 1 (0.77%) Planview
8 1 (0.77%) Telerik
8 1 (0.77%) TSYS
8 1 (0.77%) Twitter