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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 94 93 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 30 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 0.94% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.34% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 4
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£358 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.36% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £225 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £350 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.39 £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +50.55%
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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
2092 1721 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 70.53% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 876 773
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 31
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £21.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +52.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.38 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 - 11 £410 - 1
Edinburgh -20 9 £347 +15.75% 3
Fife -1 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 34 (49.28%) SQL
2 28 (40.58%) ISTQB
3 25 (36.23%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (36.23%) Windows
3 25 (36.23%) Microsoft
4 24 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 20 (28.99%) Finance
6 19 (27.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
8 16 (23.19%) Test Automation
8 16 (23.19%) Change Management
8 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (21.74%) Citrix
10 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (20.29%) Windows XP
10 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
11 13 (18.84%) PDA
11 13 (18.84%) VMware
11 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (18.84%) WinRunner
11 13 (18.84%) TestDirector
11 13 (18.84%) MCSE
12 12 (17.39%) MCSA
12 12 (17.39%) Linux
12 12 (17.39%) AIX
12 12 (17.39%) Veritas
12 12 (17.39%) VMware ESX
12 12 (17.39%) Clustering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.45%) WordPress
2 1 (1.45%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Agresso
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.35%) SAN
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.45%) SSL
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.45%) DataStage
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (18.84%) WinRunner
2 13 (18.84%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.90%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.45%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 20 (28.99%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
2 4 (5.80%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Analyst
2 20 (28.99%) Test Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Test Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Tester
5 6 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.25%) DBA
7 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Verification Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) SQL DBA
8 3 (4.35%) Business Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.35%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Defect Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Test Specialist
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.45%) JSON
3 1 (1.45%) RESTful
3 1 (1.45%) JSP
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
3 1 (1.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.45%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) PDA
2 12 (17.39%) Clustering
3 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.35%) AS400
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) Physics
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Windows
2 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (20.29%) Windows XP
3 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
4 12 (17.39%) AIX
4 12 (17.39%) Linux
5 7 (10.14%) UNIX
6 2 (2.90%) Solaris
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Test Scripting
2 16 (23.19%) Change Management
2 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.19%) Test Automation
3 11 (15.94%) Automated Testing
4 10 (14.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (11.59%) Test Management
6 7 (10.14%) Manual Testing
6 7 (10.14%) Security Testing
6 7 (10.14%) Information Assurance
7 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.25%) Project Management
8 5 (7.25%) Validation
8 5 (7.25%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.25%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.80%) Database Security
9 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.80%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
10 3 (4.35%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) Python
3 4 (5.80%) Ruby
3 4 (5.80%) VB
3 4 (5.80%) Perl
4 3 (4.35%) VBA
5 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.90%) C#
5 2 (2.90%) Java
5 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) PHP5
6 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (40.58%) ISTQB
2 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (18.84%) MCSE
4 12 (17.39%) MCSA
4 12 (17.39%) ISEB
4 12 (17.39%) MCTS
4 12 (17.39%) MCITP
4 12 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (10.14%) Degree
6 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.45%) HNC
8 1 (1.45%) HND
8 1 (1.45%) CCNP
8 1 (1.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) DICOM
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) VMware ESX
1 12 (17.39%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.45%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 25 (36.23%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (17.39%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (17.39%) Netcool
3 1 (1.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.74%) Citrix
3 13 (18.84%) VMware
4 12 (17.39%) Veritas
4 12 (17.39%) McAfee
5 10 (14.49%) HP
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle
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