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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 82 92 100
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 39 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.42% 1.14% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.59% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £211 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.39 £95.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.99% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.19 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -26.38%
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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
2139 1757 1460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.73% 71.77% 69.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 889 765
Average daily rate £397 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Glasgow +8 18 £425 +30.76% 5
Edinburgh -9 10 £319 -1.92% 6
Fife -5 2 - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 28 (45.90%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (44.26%) ISTQB
4 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
5 21 (34.43%) Test Automation
5 21 (34.43%) Windows
6 20 (32.79%) Windows XP
6 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
6 20 (32.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (31.15%) Change Management
8 18 (29.51%) PDA
8 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (29.51%) TestDirector
8 18 (29.51%) MCSE
8 18 (29.51%) SC Cleared
8 18 (29.51%) Security Cleared
8 18 (29.51%) Windows 7
9 17 (27.87%) WinRunner
9 17 (27.87%) Citrix
9 17 (27.87%) VMware
10 16 (26.23%) VMware ESX
10 16 (26.23%) Clustering
10 16 (26.23%) MCTS
10 16 (26.23%) MCITP
10 16 (26.23%) Veritas
10 16 (26.23%) McAfee
10 16 (26.23%) MCSA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1 (1.64%) JBoss
1 1 (1.64%) Apache
1 1 (1.64%) WordPress
1 1 (1.64%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.28%) SSL
2 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) SAN
3 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) DataStage
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (29.51%) TestDirector
3 17 (27.87%) WinRunner
4 3 (4.92%) Selenium
5 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.64%) JMeter
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (45.90%) Analyst
2 25 (40.98%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Test Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) Business Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Tester
5 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) DBA
5 3 (4.92%) Software Tester
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (4.92%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Tester
7 1 (1.64%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Developer
7 1 (1.64%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.28%) JSP
3 2 (3.28%) Java EE
3 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) RESTful
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
4 1 (1.64%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) XML
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) PDA
2 16 (26.23%) Clustering
3 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) AS400
5 1 (1.64%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (32.79%) Windows XP
3 18 (29.51%) Windows 7
4 16 (26.23%) AIX
5 8 (13.11%) UNIX
6 7 (11.48%) Linux
7 3 (4.92%) Solaris
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
2 21 (34.43%) Test Automation
3 20 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.15%) Change Management
5 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
6 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Programme Management
7 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.20%) Test Management
9 4 (6.56%) Information Assurance
9 4 (6.56%) Security Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.56%) Project Management
10 3 (4.92%) Scrum
10 3 (4.92%) Validation
10 3 (4.92%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.92%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.28%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.64%) Ruby
5 1 (1.64%) PHP5
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) PHP
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (44.26%) ISTQB
2 18 (29.51%) SC Cleared
2 18 (29.51%) Security Cleared
2 18 (29.51%) MCSE
2 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (26.23%) MCSA
3 16 (26.23%) MCTS
3 16 (26.23%) MCITP
4 10 (16.39%) ISEB
5 8 (13.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.28%) CCNP
7 2 (3.28%) CCNA
8 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.64%) HND
8 1 (1.64%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) DICOM
System Software
1 16 (26.23%) VMware ESX
1 16 (26.23%) Hyper-V
2 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (3.28%) Nmap
5 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (45.90%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (26.23%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (24.59%) Netcool
4 2 (3.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.87%) Citrix
2 17 (27.87%) VMware
3 16 (26.23%) Veritas
3 16 (26.23%) McAfee
4 7 (11.48%) HP
5 6 (9.84%) Oracle
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