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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 78 47 105
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +58
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 43 99 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.18% 3.45% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 4.36% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 49 13
Median daily rate £275 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £264 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £353 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.85 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -10.07%
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
1596 2271 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.97% 79.21% 77.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 1209 1225
Median daily rate £375 £373 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 20
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Renfrewshire -7 15 £270 -11.47%
Edinburgh -7 12 £325 - 1
Glasgow -17 10 £195 -38.09%
Fife +2 3 £300 -6.25% 1
Inverclyde - 3 - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 47 (48.96%) SQL
2 46 (47.92%) Windows
3 35 (36.46%) ISTQB
4 33 (34.38%) MS Office
5 32 (33.33%) Finance
6 31 (32.29%) Change Management
6 31 (32.29%) Windows XP
6 31 (32.29%) Active Directory
7 30 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 30 (31.25%) Linux
8 29 (30.21%) AIX
8 29 (30.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (28.13%) Hyper-V
10 27 (28.13%) Windows 10
11 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (27.08%) Windows 7
11 26 (27.08%) Server Virtualisation
12 25 (26.04%) Java
13 24 (25.00%) Test Scripting
14 23 (23.96%) Office 365
14 23 (23.96%) MCSE
14 23 (23.96%) MCSA
14 23 (23.96%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (22.92%) Veritas
15 22 (22.92%) Netcool
15 22 (22.92%) Intel Security
15 22 (22.92%) Citrix
15 22 (22.92%) Clustering
15 22 (22.92%) McAfee ePO

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 21 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.04%) CICS
2 1 (1.04%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (34.38%) MS Office
2 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.96%) Office 365
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) LAN
1 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.13%) WAN
2 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.08%) Firewall
3 2 (2.08%) Internet
3 2 (2.08%) VoIP
4 1 (1.04%) DNS
4 1 (1.04%) HTTP
4 1 (1.04%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) ObjectStore
1 9 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.08%) GIS
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (21.88%) StarTeam
2 16 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (5.21%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.13%) JIRA
4 3 (3.13%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.04%) Maven
5 1 (1.04%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.04%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.04%) Subversion
5 1 (1.04%) WinRunner
General
1 32 (33.33%) Finance
2 21 (21.88%) Law
3 12 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) French Language
5 2 (2.08%) German Language
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (36.46%) Analyst
2 28 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 16 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (12.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Tester
7 6 (6.25%) Designer
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
7 6 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Software Verification Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Verification Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Architect
9 4 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
10 3 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) JSON
1 7 (7.29%) XML
2 3 (3.13%) Node.js
2 3 (3.13%) Velocity
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) React
4 1 (1.04%) EJB
4 1 (1.04%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.04%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.04%) Middleware
4 1 (1.04%) Spring
4 1 (1.04%) Struts
4 1 (1.04%) Struts2
4 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) Clustering
2 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.13%) EPoS
4 3 (3.13%) PDA
5 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.04%) CCTV
6 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.04%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.04%) EMV
6 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.04%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (47.92%) Windows
2 31 (32.29%) Windows XP
3 30 (31.25%) Linux
4 29 (30.21%) AIX
4 29 (30.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (28.13%) Windows 10
7 26 (27.08%) Windows 7
7 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (7.29%) HPUX
9 7 (7.29%) Solaris
9 7 (7.29%) Unix
9 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) Change Management
2 26 (27.08%) Server Virtualisation
3 24 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 19 (19.79%) Smoke Testing
5 16 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 14 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (10.42%) Automated Testing
8 8 (8.33%) BDD
8 8 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 7 (7.29%) Regression Testing
9 7 (7.29%) SDLC
10 6 (6.25%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.25%) ITIL
10 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.25%) User Stories
11 5 (5.21%) Automation Testing
11 5 (5.21%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (5.21%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (3.13%) Functional Testing
12 3 (3.13%) Isomorphic Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (48.96%) SQL
2 25 (26.04%) Java
3 19 (19.79%) Python
4 10 (10.42%) Perl
5 7 (7.29%) PHP
6 3 (3.13%) ES6
6 3 (3.13%) VB
7 2 (2.08%) C#
7 2 (2.08%) C++
7 2 (2.08%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.04%) C
8 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (36.46%) ISTQB
2 23 (23.96%) MCSA
2 23 (23.96%) MCSE
2 23 (23.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (22.92%) MCITP
3 22 (22.92%) MCTS
4 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.42%) ISEB
7 5 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.13%) Degree
10 1 (1.04%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 31 (32.29%) Active Directory
2 27 (28.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (22.92%) McAfee ePO
1 22 (22.92%) Netcool
2 2 (2.08%) OVPA
3 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.92%) Citrix
2 22 (22.92%) Intel Security
2 22 (22.92%) Veritas
3 10 (10.42%) Oracle
4 9 (9.38%) EMC
4 9 (9.38%) HP
4 9 (9.38%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco
6 2 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.04%) Telerik
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