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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 81 59 83
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 26 70 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.48% 2.77% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 3.34% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 43 22
Median daily rate £325 £320 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-41.52% +22.14%

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
1474 2095 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.13% 82.87% 81.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 1130 1253
Median daily rate £388 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 41
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +73.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £50.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +9 15 - - 2
Edinburgh -5 10 £325 -11.86% 1
Fife -7 1 £325 +1.56%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 34 (49.28%) Finance
2 29 (42.03%) Law
2 29 (42.03%) Windows
3 26 (37.68%) SQL
3 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
4 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (28.99%) ISTQB
5 20 (28.99%) Office 365
6 19 (27.54%) Change Management
6 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (27.54%) MS Office
6 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (27.54%) Windows 7
7 18 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 18 (26.09%) Windows 10
7 18 (26.09%) Windows XP
7 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (24.64%) AIX
9 16 (23.19%) Server Virtualisation
9 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
10 14 (20.29%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (20.29%) StarTeam
10 14 (20.29%) Clustering
10 14 (20.29%) MCTS
10 14 (20.29%) MCITP
10 14 (20.29%) Linux
10 14 (20.29%) MCSE
10 14 (20.29%) MCSA
10 14 (20.29%) SharePoint

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 14 (20.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.45%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (27.54%) MS Office
2 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.99%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.35%) WAN
3 2 (2.90%) Firewall
3 2 (2.90%) LAN
3 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 2 (2.90%) Skype
4 1 (1.45%) DNS
4 1 (1.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.45%) SSL
4 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.35%) SQLite
4 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) GIS
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) StarTeam
2 7 (10.14%) Selenium
3 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.25%) Subversion
5 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.90%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.45%) Maven
7 1 (1.45%) MSTest
7 1 (1.45%) NUnit
7 1 (1.45%) Protractor
7 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 34 (49.28%) Finance
2 29 (42.03%) Law
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Analyst
2 16 (23.19%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Tester
5 5 (7.25%) Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.35%) Applications Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Velocity
2 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) EJB
3 1 (1.45%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.45%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) React
3 1 (1.45%) Spring
3 1 (1.45%) Struts
3 1 (1.45%) Struts2
3 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Clustering
2 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) EPoS
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.90%) PDA
5 1 (1.45%) CCTV
5 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (27.54%) Windows 7
3 19 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 18 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (26.09%) Windows XP
5 17 (24.64%) AIX
6 14 (20.29%) Linux
7 7 (10.14%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.35%) Unix
9 1 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (27.54%) Change Management
2 18 (26.09%) Test Scripting
3 16 (23.19%) Server Virtualisation
4 13 (18.84%) Manual Testing
5 12 (17.39%) Smoke Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Automated Testing
7 7 (10.14%) ITIL
7 7 (10.14%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.70%) Migration
8 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.25%) BDD
9 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.25%) User Stories
10 4 (5.80%) Automation Testing
10 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.80%) Information Assurance
10 4 (5.80%) Waterfall
11 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
11 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) Python
3 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.80%) Java
5 3 (4.35%) Perl
6 2 (2.90%) C#
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) ES6
7 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
7 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (28.99%) ISTQB
2 14 (20.29%) MCITP
2 14 (20.29%) MCSA
2 14 (20.29%) MCSE
2 14 (20.29%) MCTS
2 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (10.14%) ISEB
3 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.45%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) McAfee ePO
1 14 (20.29%) Netcool
2 3 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (4.35%) SCCM
2 3 (4.35%) SCOM
2 3 (4.35%) WSUS
3 2 (2.90%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) yum
Vendors
1 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Citrix
2 14 (20.29%) Intel Security
2 14 (20.29%) Veritas
3 3 (4.35%) EMC
3 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
3 3 (4.35%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) TIBCO