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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 62 99 88
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 62 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.73% 1.19% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.46% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 17
Median daily rate £292 £295 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% -15.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £260 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £460 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 - £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 - £111.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.75% -42.85%
Software Testing
UK

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
1871 2677 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.53% 81.92% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1393 1146
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 29
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh +3 17 £245 -42.85% 1
Renfrewshire - 14 £320 -
Glasgow +7 12 £275 -9.09% 1
Stirling - 10 - -
Fife +7 6 £275 -6.77%
Dundee - 2 - - 1
West Lothian +9 1 - -
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 50 (40.65%) SQL
2 48 (39.02%) Finance
3 42 (34.15%) Windows
4 39 (31.71%) ISTQB
5 32 (26.02%) Java
6 30 (24.39%) Linux
6 30 (24.39%) Active Directory
7 29 (23.58%) Windows XP
8 28 (22.76%) AIX
9 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
9 27 (21.95%) Law
9 27 (21.95%) Change Management
10 26 (21.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (21.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (20.33%) Test Scripting
12 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
12 24 (19.51%) Hyper-V
12 24 (19.51%) Windows 7
13 22 (17.89%) Selenium
13 22 (17.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (17.89%) MCSE
13 22 (17.89%) MCSA
13 22 (17.89%) Python
14 21 (17.07%) Veritas
14 21 (17.07%) MCTS
14 21 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
15 20 (16.26%) Test Automation
15 20 (16.26%) McAfee ePO
15 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (16.26%) MCITP

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 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.81%) CICS
2 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (12.20%) MS Office
2 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.44%) MS Project
3 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) Firewall
1 2 (1.63%) FTP
1 2 (1.63%) Internet
1 2 (1.63%) LAN
1 2 (1.63%) SAN
1 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.63%) VoIP
1 2 (1.63%) WAN
1 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) ObjectStore
1 10 (8.13%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.63%) DB2
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (17.89%) Selenium
2 14 (11.38%) HP UFT
2 14 (11.38%) TestDirector
2 14 (11.38%) WinRunner
3 7 (5.69%) StarTeam
4 5 (4.07%) JIRA
5 4 (3.25%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.25%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.44%) Robot Framework
7 2 (1.63%) JUnit
7 2 (1.63%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.81%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.81%) SilkTest
General
1 48 (39.02%) Finance
2 27 (21.95%) Law
3 18 (14.63%) Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Retail
5 3 (2.44%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.63%) French Language
6 2 (1.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (44.72%) Analyst
2 38 (30.89%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 14 (11.38%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 10 (8.13%) Tester
6 8 (6.50%) Test Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Test Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Designer
7 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Designer
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Architect
8 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Tester
8 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.07%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse Architect
9 4 (3.25%) PMO Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) JSON
1 9 (7.32%) XML
2 6 (4.88%) .NET
2 6 (4.88%) Flash
3 3 (2.44%) Java EE
3 3 (2.44%) Velocity
4 2 (1.63%) Node.js
4 2 (1.63%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) React
5 1 (0.81%) RESTful
5 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (16.26%) Clustering
2 12 (9.76%) PDA
3 7 (5.69%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.44%) EMV
5 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 42 (34.15%) Windows
2 30 (24.39%) Linux
3 29 (23.58%) Windows XP
4 28 (22.76%) AIX
5 26 (21.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (21.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (19.51%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.76%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (6.50%) HPUX
9 8 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (6.50%) Solaris
9 8 (6.50%) Unix
10 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.95%) Change Management
2 25 (20.33%) Test Scripting
3 20 (16.26%) Test Automation
4 19 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (15.45%) Smoke Testing
5 13 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (8.94%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (7.32%) Manual Testing
8 8 (6.50%) Information Assurance
8 8 (6.50%) SDLC
8 8 (6.50%) Security Testing
9 7 (5.69%) Automated Testing
9 7 (5.69%) BDD
9 7 (5.69%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (5.69%) Regression Testing
9 7 (5.69%) User Stories
10 6 (4.88%) Defect Management
10 6 (4.88%) ETL
11 5 (4.07%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.65%) SQL
2 32 (26.02%) Java
3 22 (17.89%) Python
4 12 (9.76%) Perl
5 8 (6.50%) PHP
6 2 (1.63%) C#
6 2 (1.63%) C++
6 2 (1.63%) ES6
6 2 (1.63%) JCL
6 2 (1.63%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.63%) Scala
6 2 (1.63%) VB
7 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (31.71%) ISTQB
2 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
3 22 (17.89%) MCSA
3 22 (17.89%) MCSE
3 22 (17.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (17.07%) MCTS
5 20 (16.26%) MCITP
6 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
7 14 (11.38%) ISEB
8 7 (5.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (3.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 4 (3.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 24 (19.51%) Hyper-V
3 13 (10.57%) VMware ESX
4 12 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (16.26%) McAfee ePO
2 20 (16.26%) Netcool
3 2 (1.63%) OVPA
Vendors
1 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.07%) Veritas
3 20 (16.26%) Citrix
3 20 (16.26%) Intel Security
4 19 (15.45%) VMware
5 11 (8.94%) Oracle
6 10 (8.13%) EMC
6 10 (8.13%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.32%) HP
8 2 (1.63%) Cisco
8 2 (1.63%) Veeam
9 1 (0.81%) Planview
9 1 (0.81%) Telerik
9 1 (0.81%) TSYS
9 1 (0.81%) Twitter