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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 83 94 108
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 56 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.83% 1.21% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.65% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 6
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£325 £369 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +8.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £269 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £437 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £95.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +20.32%
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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
2346 1936 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.74% 73.06% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1035 868
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 24 26
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 April 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 25 £263 -30.92% 6
Glasgow +9 16 £375 +15.38% 2
Dundee - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 42 (48.28%) SQL
2 33 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 29 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 29 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (31.03%) Change Management
4 27 (31.03%) Finance
4 27 (31.03%) Windows
5 24 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 24 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (24.14%) TestDirector
6 21 (24.14%) Test Automation
7 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
7 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (22.99%) Windows XP
7 20 (22.99%) VMware
8 18 (20.69%) PDA
8 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (20.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (20.69%) MCSE
8 18 (20.69%) SC Cleared
8 18 (20.69%) Windows 7
9 17 (19.54%) Citrix
9 17 (19.54%) WinRunner
10 16 (18.39%) Veritas
10 16 (18.39%) MCSA
10 16 (18.39%) AIX
10 16 (18.39%) MCTS
10 16 (18.39%) MCITP
10 16 (18.39%) VMware ESX

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.30%) WordPress
3 1 (1.15%) nginx
3 1 (1.15%) CMS
3 1 (1.15%) JBoss
3 1 (1.15%) Apache
3 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) MS Office
2 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.15%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.30%) SSL
2 2 (2.30%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) SAN
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (24.14%) TestDirector
2 18 (20.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (19.54%) WinRunner
4 3 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.30%) Selenium
5 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.30%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.15%) JIRA
6 1 (1.15%) JMeter
6 1 (1.15%) Subversion
6 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.15%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.15%) Robot Framework
General
1 27 (31.03%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Banking
3 7 (8.05%) Retail
4 5 (5.75%) Back Office
5 3 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (39.08%) Analyst
2 28 (32.18%) Test Analyst
3 14 (16.09%) Test Engineer
4 12 (13.79%) Architect
5 8 (9.20%) Business Architect
6 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Tester
8 4 (4.60%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.45%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.45%) DBA
9 3 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (3.45%) Test Architect
10 2 (2.30%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (2.30%) Verification Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.30%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.30%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) HTML
2 6 (6.90%) .NET
3 5 (5.75%) CSS
4 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.30%) Java EE
5 2 (2.30%) JSP
5 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.30%) Web Services
6 1 (1.15%) XML
6 1 (1.15%) XHTML
6 1 (1.15%) SAML
6 1 (1.15%) SOAP
6 1 (1.15%) JSON
6 1 (1.15%) jQuery
6 1 (1.15%) RESTful
6 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) PDA
2 16 (18.39%) Clustering
3 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.60%) Open Source
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.30%) AS400
6 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.15%) e-Health
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
6 1 (1.15%) Blog
6 1 (1.15%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Windows
2 20 (22.99%) Windows XP
2 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (20.69%) Windows 7
4 16 (18.39%) AIX
5 11 (12.64%) Linux
6 7 (8.05%) UNIX
7 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.60%) Android
8 3 (3.45%) Solaris
9 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) Test Scripting
2 27 (31.03%) Change Management
3 24 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 14 (16.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 10 (11.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (8.05%) Information Assurance
8 7 (8.05%) Security Testing
8 7 (8.05%) ITIL
9 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.90%) Programme Management
10 5 (5.75%) Validation
10 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.75%) Release Management
10 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.75%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.60%) Test Management
11 4 (4.60%) Data Migration
11 4 (4.60%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.28%) SQL
2 11 (12.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.60%) Java
4 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.45%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) VB
5 2 (2.30%) Perl
5 2 (2.30%) PHP
5 2 (2.30%) C++
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) VBA
6 1 (1.15%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 29 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 20 (22.99%) Security Cleared
3 18 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 18 (20.69%) MCSE
3 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (18.39%) MCTS
4 16 (18.39%) MCITP
4 16 (18.39%) MCSA
5 12 (13.79%) ISEB
6 6 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.30%) CCNP
8 2 (2.30%) CCNA
9 1 (1.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) VMware ESX
1 16 (18.39%) Hyper-V
2 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (18.39%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (17.24%) Netcool
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.30%) Nessus
5 2 (2.30%) Nmap
Vendors
1 24 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.99%) VMware
3 17 (19.54%) Citrix
4 16 (18.39%) Veritas
4 16 (18.39%) McAfee
5 7 (8.05%) Oracle
6 6 (6.90%) HP
7 3 (3.45%) Veeam
8 2 (2.30%) Borland
9 1 (1.15%) Planview
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