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 27 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 98 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 38 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.19% 1.22% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.56% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 1
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£285 £340 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +18.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +92.00%
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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
2536 2173 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.25% 78.25% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1142 905
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 37 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £91.20 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 27 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 27 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 24 £280 +7.69% 4
Glasgow +1 9 £340 -1.44% 5
Renfrewshire +3 1 £355 -5.33%
Fife -8 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £220 -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 43 (47.78%) Finance
2 28 (31.11%) SQL
3 23 (25.56%) Change Management
3 23 (25.56%) Test Scripting
4 19 (21.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (21.11%) Banking
5 17 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (18.89%) Windows
5 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
6 16 (17.78%) Security Testing
6 16 (17.78%) Information Assurance
7 15 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (14.44%) Retail
9 12 (13.33%) VMware
9 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 12 (13.33%) ISEB
10 11 (12.22%) Migration
11 10 (11.11%) TestDirector
12 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.00%) Windows 7
12 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 9 (10.00%) Retail Banking
13 8 (8.89%) Release Management
13 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
13 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (8.89%) Windows XP
13 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (8.89%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 7 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (1.11%) JBoss
3 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.11%) WordPress
3 1 (1.11%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) LatentZero
1 1 (1.11%) Front Arena
1 1 (1.11%) thinkFolio
1 1 (1.11%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (1.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) TestDirector
2 7 (7.78%) HP UFT
3 6 (6.67%) WinRunner
3 6 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.22%) StarTeam
5 2 (2.22%) Selenium
5 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.11%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.11%) WatiN
6 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.11%) Moq
6 1 (1.11%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.11%) JIRA
6 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.11%) JMeter
6 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 43 (47.78%) Finance
2 19 (21.11%) Banking
3 13 (14.44%) Retail
4 9 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.11%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (42.22%) Analyst
2 26 (28.89%) Test Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Architect
4 8 (8.89%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Coordinator
7 5 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Tester
8 4 (4.44%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Designer
9 3 (3.33%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (3.33%) DBA
9 3 (3.33%) Administrator
9 3 (3.33%) Designer
9 3 (3.33%) Test Architect
10 2 (2.22%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.22%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) HTML
1 8 (8.89%) CSS
2 7 (7.78%) AngularJS
3 6 (6.67%) .NET
4 4 (4.44%) Web Services
5 3 (3.33%) SOAP
5 3 (3.33%) jQuery
6 2 (2.22%) RESTful
6 2 (2.22%) HTML5
6 2 (2.22%) Java EE
6 2 (2.22%) JSON
6 2 (2.22%) CSS3
6 2 (2.22%) XML
7 1 (1.11%) XHTML
7 1 (1.11%) SAML
7 1 (1.11%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.11%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.11%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) PDA
1 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Clustering
3 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) Statistics
4 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.22%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) Blog
5 1 (1.11%) Swaptions
5 1 (1.11%) Derivative
5 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.11%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.11%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.89%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (8.89%) Linux
3 8 (8.89%) Windows XP
3 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.78%) UNIX
4 7 (7.78%) AIX
5 6 (6.67%) Android
5 6 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.33%) Solaris
6 3 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Change Management
1 23 (25.56%) Test Scripting
2 19 (21.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.78%) Security Testing
4 16 (17.78%) Information Assurance
5 11 (12.22%) Migration
6 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.89%) Release Management
7 8 (8.89%) ITIL
8 7 (7.78%) ETL
8 7 (7.78%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.78%) Open Source
8 7 (7.78%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.67%) Analytics
9 6 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.56%) Service Management
10 5 (5.56%) Validation
10 5 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.11%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.44%) Java
4 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (2.22%) C++
5 2 (2.22%) C
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) VB
6 1 (1.11%) PHP
6 1 (1.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) ISTQB
2 12 (13.33%) ISEB
3 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.67%) MCTS
4 6 (6.67%) MCITP
4 6 (6.67%) MCSE
4 6 (6.67%) MCSA
5 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.22%) Degree
8 1 (1.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) DICOM
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (6.67%) Netcool
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 12 (13.33%) VMware
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle
2 7 (7.78%) Citrix
3 6 (6.67%) Veritas
3 6 (6.67%) McAfee
4 5 (5.56%) Veeam
5 2 (2.22%) Planview
5 2 (2.22%) Borland
6 1 (1.11%) NetApp
6 1 (1.11%) Siebel
6 1 (1.11%) Adobe
6 1 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) Charles River
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