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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 87 99 113
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 43 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.43% 1.06% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.39% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 3
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£304 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% -14.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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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
2348 2092 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.08% 76.60% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1142 935
Average daily rate £363 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 31
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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 +9 26 £280 -27.27% 11
Glasgow +4 10 £350 +1.44%
Renfrewshire +5 2 £340 -9.33%
Fife -9 2 - - 2
Dundee - 1 - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 39 (45.88%) Finance
2 30 (35.29%) SQL
3 26 (30.59%) Change Management
4 24 (28.24%) Test Scripting
5 20 (23.53%) Windows
6 19 (22.35%) ISTQB
7 17 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (17.65%) Banking
9 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 14 (16.47%) TestDirector
10 14 (16.47%) VMware
11 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (15.29%) Windows XP
11 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
11 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
12 12 (14.12%) Retail
13 11 (12.94%) PDA
13 11 (12.94%) HP UFT
13 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (12.94%) AIX
13 11 (12.94%) MCSE
13 11 (12.94%) Information Assurance
13 11 (12.94%) Security Testing
14 10 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
14 10 (11.76%) MCTS
14 10 (11.76%) MCITP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.18%) WordPress
2 1 (1.18%) Lync
2 1 (1.18%) JBoss
2 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
2 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.35%) SSL
2 1 (1.18%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) TestDirector
2 11 (12.94%) HP UFT
3 10 (11.76%) WinRunner
4 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.35%) Selenium
5 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.35%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.18%) JIRA
6 1 (1.18%) JMeter
6 1 (1.18%) Subversion
6 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.18%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.18%) Robot Framework
General
1 39 (45.88%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Banking
3 12 (14.12%) Retail
4 8 (9.41%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (41.18%) Analyst
2 23 (27.06%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Test Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) PMO Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Business Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.71%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.53%) DBA
8 3 (3.53%) Administrator
8 3 (3.53%) Tester
8 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (3.53%) Designer
8 3 (3.53%) Test Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (2.35%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) HTML
2 5 (5.88%) .NET
2 5 (5.88%) CSS
3 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.35%) Java EE
5 1 (1.18%) jQuery
5 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.18%) JSP
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
5 1 (1.18%) XHTML
5 1 (1.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) PDA
2 10 (11.76%) Clustering
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Statistics
6 1 (1.18%) Blog
6 1 (1.18%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.18%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Windows
2 13 (15.29%) Windows XP
2 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.94%) AIX
5 7 (8.24%) Linux
5 7 (8.24%) UNIX
6 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.71%) Android
7 3 (3.53%) Solaris
8 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) Change Management
2 24 (28.24%) Test Scripting
3 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
5 11 (12.94%) Information Assurance
5 11 (12.94%) Security Testing
6 10 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (11.76%) Migration
7 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.41%) ITIL
8 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.06%) Release Management
9 6 (7.06%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.06%) ETL
10 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.88%) Resource Management
10 5 (5.88%) Analytics
11 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) SQL
2 9 (10.59%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.71%) Java
4 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.53%) Python
5 2 (2.35%) VB
5 2 (2.35%) Perl
5 2 (2.35%) C++
6 1 (1.18%) C
6 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) ISTQB
2 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
3 11 (12.94%) MCSE
3 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (11.76%) MCTS
4 10 (11.76%) MCITP
4 10 (11.76%) MCSA
4 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.59%) ISEB
6 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.35%) Degree
8 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) HND
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.18%) CCNP
8 1 (1.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) DICOM
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) VMware ESX
1 10 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (10.59%) Netcool
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.18%) Nessus
5 1 (1.18%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.47%) VMware
3 10 (11.76%) Citrix
3 10 (11.76%) Veritas
3 10 (11.76%) McAfee
4 7 (8.24%) Oracle
5 3 (3.53%) Veeam
6 2 (2.35%) Planview
6 2 (2.35%) Borland
7 1 (1.18%) NetApp
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe
7 1 (1.18%) HP
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